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Since the year 2000, Acorn Health & Safety recognise that SME’s need flexible and adaptable health and safety solutions that keep them safe and legal whilst allowing you to get on with running a business.

“I attended the Paediatric level 3 First Aid course on 27 June and 4th July with Sarah Howarth. Firstly, can I say what a fantastic course it was. I really enjoyed it and thought Sarah was a brilliant trainer and obviously very passionate about first aid. I feel really confident walking away from my time with her and although I hope I don’t need to use what I learnt, I love that I feel I could.”

SB, July 2020

Why do SME’s choose us?

Acorn Health and Safety SMEFrom 5-200 plus employees we will act as your ‘competent person’ to satisfy your legal duties under the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations, something many small businesses find they cannot easily do in house.

Acorn Health & Safety is a leading provider of health and safety training and consultancy in the South West.  Our trainers and consultants come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds and have considerable, hands on practical experience which is reflected in our grounded, pragmatic approach.

We recognise that SME’s work across a number of sectors and provide additional specialist support in areas such as hospitality and catering, health and fitness, or public events.  Please visit these pages if they are more relevant to your organisation.

We provide a wide variety of accredited course programmes by Qualsafe Awards and the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) for the delivery of first aid, clinical, food safety and health and safety courses. This ensures our expertise in the provision of advice and, delivery of training courses, in our specialist areas, is of the highest standard.

Acorn Health & Safety works with a wide variety of organisations of all sizes from sole traders through to medium sized businesses, whatever your size, or needs, we are sure to have a consultant, or consultants which can tailor their advice and assistance to your business needs.

We take time to gain an understanding of business needs the, often, complex organisational requirements helping you to maintain a risk-controlled environment whilst ensuring safety and compliance with organisational policies, procedures and legislation. We are well versed in auditing procedures, reviewing policies and identifying and delivering training needs.

How do we support SME’s with our practical health and safety consultancy solution?

From as little as £126 a month, our 'Hassle Free' retained consultancy service provides a bespoke health and safety solution specific to your needs and the needs of your organisation.

Our consultants have a broad and extensive range of experience, we can provide ad-hoc advice and consultancy in the following areas:

Working with you we will deliver the advice, documentation and training you need to comply with the law. Our trainers and consultants have a robust understanding of both regulatory and Local Authority requirements and guidance.

How do we support SME businesses with our practical health and safety training solutions?

By improving your employee competence and confidence, we will help you to provide an environment where you control the risks, while your employees improve your business.

We offer open and in-house training programmes that will efficiently ensure compliance by identifying your needs and delivering the courses you require in a timely, cost effective fashion.

Training can be delivered at our training centre in Bristol or on site and at your convenience, to cause as little disruption to the work schedule.

We cover training in the following areas, all of which are relevant to small to medium businesses:

What should you expect from Acorn Health & Safety?

On consultancy projects, we will assign you a dedicated and competent health and safety professional who will gain an understanding of your needs and be on hand to provide any help, advice or comment you need.

Any documentation produced will either be uploaded to our cloud based storage system provided electronically, or as a hard copy in the required format.  Following any piece of consultancy work we are available by phone or on e-mail, so you can contact us easily, if you need our assistance or further advice.

Our ‘in-house’ course programmes are the most cost effective option if you’ve a number of staff requiring training, and in many cases can be adapted to include reference to local policy, practice and documentation.  These courses can be delivered either at any suitable venue or you can hire our purpose-built training centre located in Warmley, Bristol, whichever is best suited to your needs.

We also run a rolling programme of ‘open courses’ which are particularly suited for individuals, organisations that only have a few delegates or those looking to release small groups of staff at a time.

Please contact us to discuss all of your training needs so we can advise the most suitable and cost effective solution.


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Whatever your health and safety needs are, our ‘Hassle Free’ retained consultancy service is here to help.

For one-off assessments or, a tailored approach, we offer a wide range of consultancy services speak to our consultants to discuss your needs.

Health and safety for Construction, Building Management and Trades businesses, made ‘Hassle Free’ with our retained consultancy service.

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