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The team from Acorn Safety Services celebrate their success at the SME Northamptonshire Awards

Reflecting on our success at the SME Northamptonshire Awards

THE team at Acorn Safety Services was delighted to attend the SME Northamptonshire Awards earlier this month – a unique celebration of some of the brightest and best businesses in Northamptonshire. Just four years after its launch, Acorn Safety Services were finalists in two categories, proudly walking away with the Silver Award for Best Enterprising Business, in recognition not only of its commercial success, but also its ability to pivot, developing new products and services quickly in response to the ever-changing needs of its clients. In this blog, Operations Manager, Zeynep Guzelkasap, reflects on the company’s success at the annual ...

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Safety and Health at Work Day puts construction workers in the spotlight.

Safety and Health at Work Day brings with it a focus on climate change

AS climate change intensifies so too do concerns about the safety of workers around the world. With extreme weather events now increasingly likely, employers are being urged to consider the long-term safety of their employees – in particular, those who work outdoors or in construction who appear to be at much greater risk. To coincide with Safety and Health at Work Day on April 28, the International Labour Organization, an agency of the United Nations, has highlighted six key areas for employers to consider. Safety and Health at Work Day prompts a discussion on climate For many outdoor workers, or ...

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Legionella testing is an essential part of health and safety

Legionella Testing Could Save Your Life this World Water Day

HELD each year since 1993, World Water Day on March 22 is an important day for many, focussing on the importance of access to fresh water. According to the UN, which organises the annual event, as many as 2.2 billion people around the world don’t have access to clean water. Alongside its partners, the UN is taking action to avoid a global crisis. For the team at Acorn Safety Services, World Water Day presents a unique opportunity to spread the word about legionella and answer some common questions about the bacteria which can be deadly if it is not identified ...

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Fire doors and why we should pay attention to them.

Fire doors are crucial for ensuring safety. They act as a protective barrier, preventing the spread of fire and protecting people from its harmful effects. Despite their importance, fire door safety is often neglected or not fully understood. This blog explores the key elements of fire door safety, highlighting their vital role in saving lives and property. Fire doors only work when shut. Purpose of Fire Doors Fire doors have two functions; a) to resist and contain fire and smoke, b) provide a safe escape route for the people in the building. They are built to withstand fire and heat ...

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Adam Midson has been providing legionella assessments to Northampton Hope Centre

Acorn Safety Services supports homelessness charity with legionella testing

FOR anyone facing hardship, hunger or homelessness in Northamptonshire, Northampton Hope Centre is an important lifeline offering emotional and practical support to those in need. Last year, Acorn Safety Services was very proud to be able to support the charity by carrying out legionella testing at its John Smith Centre. Since then, our Legionella and Fire Manager, Adam Midson, been asked to support on a new project, carrying out legionella risk assessments at Northampton Hope Centre’s new night shelter, set-up to help the vulnerable through the cold winter months. Offering health and safety support where it is needed most Adam ...

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hiring a safety consultant

9 Benefits of Hiring a Safety Consultant

Explore the crucial advantages of hiring a safety consultant, from specialized knowledge and cost savings to fostering a strong safety culture and ensuring business continuity.
New fire safety book is a must-read.

Fire safety: New book is a must-read for everyone

WITH Government statistics showing that fire incidents rose by as much as 6% in the six months to October 2023 it has never been more important to protect yourself from the dangers of fire. At Acorn Safety Services we offer support on all elements of fire safety – whether you need help with regular fire risk assessments, personal evacuation plans or even fire door inspections. This week has also seen the launch of our new book, Fire Risk: The Dark Arts, the third part of our health and safety trilogy which is a must-have for health and safety officers or ...

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The Acorn Safety Services team have some top health and safety tips

Have a happy health and safety new year – three resolutions to keep you safer in 2024

WITH the end of the year fast approaching thoughts are turning to January and the ways in which we can all make a positive start to 2024. For many businesses and organisations that can mean finally getting on top of health and safety, particularly for those which have seen a significant increase in headcount or moved to new premises during the past few months. To help you, the team at Acorn Safety Services has come up with some new year health and safety resolutions to ensure you can start 2024 in the best way possible. Health and safety resolution #1 ...

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Let Acorn Safety Services help you to understand the ABC of CDM regulations

Keen to learn the ABC of CDM? We have everything you need to know

IF you’re involved in construction there’s every chance you’ll be aware of CDM regulations – or The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 to give them their full title. This important health and safety legislation is there to protect workers involved in construction projects and has played a key role in driving down the number of serious injuries since they were first introduced way back in 1994. In this article, we’ll explain more about the CDM regulations, when they apply and what to do if you need support with your next project. CDM regulations – what are they? The first ...

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Don't let Halloween turn into a health and safety nightmare

Top tips to stop your Halloween from turning into a health and safety nightmare

With children up to four times more likely to be involved in a car accident on October 31 than on any other day of the year, Halloween can be far scarier than you think. Darker nights coupled with an increase in the numbers of young children trick or treating has combined to create a road safety nightmare. Not only this, but Halloween can be frightening in other ways too with children far more likely to experience burns or come into contact with choking hazards than at any other time. With the big day now less than a week away, Acorn ...

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