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Acorn Safety Services - National Forklift Day

What is the impact of a forklift truck accident?

Today is National Forklift Safety Day, a day that aims to raise awareness of the dangers of forklift trucks and the importance of forklift training. Kevin Burt, who joined Acorn Safety Services in April as our new Health and Safety Manager, has worked in health and safety roles for more than 30 years. During that time, he has seen the impact that forklift accidents can have on individuals, companies, families and colleagues. He talks about this in our latest blog… Unfortunately, during my 30 plus years working in health and safety, I have seen the aftermath of several forklift truck ...

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COSHH: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding

Need help with COSHH compliance? Acorn Safety Services offers expert risk assessments and training to ensure your workplace is safe and compliant. Contact us for tailored support.

Understanding RIDDOR

Understanding RIDDOR is crucial for maintaining a safe workplace. This comprehensive guide explains the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations, detailing its history, purpose, and steps to ensure compliance. Learn about your legal obligations, how to report incidents, and the importance of accurate record-keeping. If you need help understanding RIDDOR or think you have a RIDDOR case, contact Acorn Safety Services for expert assistance and support.
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Understanding the Different Classes of Fire

Understanding the different classes of fire is crucial for effective fire safety. This comprehensive guide covers Class A, B, C, D, Electrical, and Class F fires, detailing how to extinguish each type. From residential to industrial settings, knowing the right extinguishing methods can save lives and property. Dive into practical advice, historical context, and actionable tips to enhance your fire safety knowledge. Stay informed and prepared with Acorn Safety Services.
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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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.
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