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  • Fatal case shows why risk assessments are vital
    We recently heard about a very sad case which shows why it is so important to carry out risk assessments. The case revolved around a Merseyside shipbuilding and repair company which was fined after an employee was fatally injured when struck by a 31-foot steel ...

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  • Acorn Safety Services wins two health and safety awards in a week
    The past week has been incredibly exciting for us as we have won not one but two prestigious health and safety awards. We were beyond thrilled to win the UK Best Health & Safety Consultancy award at the SME News Midlands Enterprise Awards which showcase ...

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  • Have you protected your business against fire risks?
    There’s been a lot of focus in the past few weeks on the fire risks that lurk within our businesses and homes. At the end of September, the UK held its annual Fire Door Safety Week, last week America staged its own Fire Prevention Week ...

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  • HSE inspectors will target construction firms during October
    Yesterday, Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety – the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) – began a month-long campaign focusing on construction firms. Throughout October, HSE inspectors will be visiting construction firms to make sure their health standards are up to scratch and, ...

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  • Are your workers among the millions at risk from Hand Arm Vibrations?
    Last month we read about a case highlighting a condition from which millions of British workers are at risk. Construction company Peter Duffy Ltd was sentenced in August for safety breaches after multiple employees were diagnosed with Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). Leeds Magistrates’ Court ...

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  • Committed to remaining at the forefront of Health and Safety
    This month we attended the UK’s largest gathering for people who are responsible for running a safe and efficient workplace. The Health & Safety Event ran over three days at the beginning of September at the NEC Birmingham and attracted more than 16,000 workplace professionals ...

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  • Holidays are perfect time for schools to get on top of health and safety
    Many people will assume that our schools have sprung back to life during the past few weeks after lying dormant for the summer. Whilst it’s true that for the first time in weeks they are now filled with students again, many schools will have had ...

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  • Fatal case shows the importance of workplace health and safety
    We recently read about a very sad case which once more brought home how vitally important health and safety is in the workplace. A couple of weeks ago Liverpool Magistrates Court fined a Merseyside shipbuilding and repair company after an employee was fatally injured when ...

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  • Health and safety must be taken seriously on construction sites
    At Acorn Safety Services we spend a great deal of time working with construction firms. Our experienced team can act as CDM (Construction, Design and Management) Consultants and Advisors on building projects so that our clients – whether they’re a principal designer, principal contractor or ...

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  • Agriculture has worst fatal injuries rate of all the major industrial sectors
    It won’t come as a surprise to many people that working in agriculture, forestry and fishing can be a dangerous occupation but sadly we’ve seen a particularly high number of deaths in the sector during the past year. During the latest Farm Safety Week, the ...

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  • Proud to be your health and safety expert
    At Acorn Safety Services our clients put their trust in us every single day. We provide Health and Safety, CDM, Fire and Training services across the UK and as a fully independent and impartial company, our clients can always be confident that the advice and ...

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  • Helping you safely manage fire risks
    There have been quite a few developments in the world of health and safety recently. This month, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has become the new statutory consultee for building safety on planning applications and in May the 2021 London Plan Policy was introduced ...

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