Fire Risk Assessments on Buildings

Fire Risk Assessments on Buildings

Ian Stone Health & Safety

In this blog we will consider why fire risk assessments are essential for certain types of buildings. In essence, fire risk assessments need to be carried out on all non-domestic properties and on communal areas of rented properties. The identified risks and subsequent safety measures that you put in place must be passed onto employees and anyone else that maybe …

Acorn experts release health and safety guide

Acorn experts release health and safety guide

Neil Munro Health & Safety

We are thrilled to announce that we have launched a new no-nonsense guide to health and safety. The book, called ‘Fear and Loathing of Health and Safety – Stay out of Prison, Avoid Massive Fines and Cut Through the Red Tape’ has been written by two of Acorn Safety Services’ directors – Neil Munro and Ian Stone. On its release …

Focus on John Crockett – Acorn Safety Services’ Health and Safety Manager

Focus on John Crockett – Acorn Safety Services’ Health and Safety Manager

Ian Stone Health & Safety

John Crockett is Acorn Safety Services’ health and safety manager. He has worked in the Health and Safety industry for about 30 years. Prior to that he had been a project manager and a fitter for various construction companies so in total he has worked in the construction industry for around 45 years. In this blog, John reveals how he …

Risk assessments on construction sites

Risk assessments on construction sites

Neil Munro Health & Safety

Managing health and safety on construction sites can be far more complex than in other workplaces. In factories and offices, you normally have the same teams working together, fulfilling regular duties. In comparison, on a construction site, the site is undergoing a transformation and teams from different trades come together to work alongside one another. The human interaction between different …

Refurbishment of Hospitals

Refurbishment of Hospitals

Neil Munro Health & Safety

When it comes to refurbishment projects, hospitals can be particularly high-risk environments. The potential for health and safety issues is immense as any construction work must be planned around the ongoing needs of patients and staff. Patients must continue to be cared for, operations must take place and prescriptions must continue to be provided. These things cannot be put on …

How can you protect your firm from Government Health and Safety Regulations?

How can you protect your firm from Government Health and Safety Regulations?

Neil Munro Health & Safety

Many businesses are growing increasingly frustrated with an ever-increasing workload generated by more and more Government health and safety regulations. Keeping up to date with the latest regulations can be a minefield for firms and when things go wrong, business owners are left facing the risk of prosecution, fines or even jail. In 2020 businesses have had even more to …

Brexit and health and safety law

Will BREXIT affect Health & Safety in the UK?

Neil Munro Health & Safety

Now that we are starting to see some positive progression with COVID-19, we can start to look at other pressing matters.  Like, will Brexit affect health and safety in the UK? Thankfully largely ignored during the pandemic, Brexit is still going on in the background, and the UK is still due to officially leave the EU at the end of …

How effective is PPE againsy Covid (Small)

How Effective is PPE Against COVID-19?

Neil Munro Health & Safety

While the majority of us stay at home and observe lock-down procedures, some people – key workers, emergency services, and NHS staff – cannot avoid being in an exposure area and the only real option is protection.  But with so many conflicting pieces of information coming from different sources, how can the people that need it be sure that it …