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  • National Forklift Safety Day: How We’Re Putting Health And Safety In The Driving Seat

    National Forklift Safety Day: How we’re putting health and safety in the driving seat

    Safe sites save lives – that’s the message from National Forklift Safety Day which is being held today, Tuesday, June 13. The aim of the forklift safety campaign is to drive up safety standards across the UK by making all construction and warehouse workers aware of the steps they need to take to stay safe…

  • Health And Safety In A Heatwave – Urgent Advice Which Could Save Lives

    Health and safety in a heatwave – urgent advice which could save lives

    While we’re all enjoying some much-needed summer sunshine it’s important to be aware of the risks associated with the warmer weather. For people working outside, or in factories, hot weather can put them at risk of health and safety issues including heat stress while the use of hose pipes and taps, which may have laid…

  • New Roles Introduced To Make High-Rise Buildings Even Safer

    New roles introduced to make high-rise buildings even safer

    THIS year has seen the introduction of new rules around the safety of all high-rise residential buildings. All buildings which are more than seven storeys tall now need to be registered with the Building Safety Regulator – a branch of the Health and Safety Executive by October 1. A number of new roles have also…

  • Don’T Let The Problem Of Dust Settle – Take Action Today

    Don’t let the problem of dust settle – take action today

    Dust kills – and people working in the construction industry are being urged to take important steps to help protect themselves from the dangers. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) many construction workers are becoming ill – and dying – after exposure from substances including silica, wood dust and asbestos, which continues to…

  • Violence In The Workplace- Everything You Need To Know

    Violence in the workplace- everything you need to know

    SWITCH on any news or current affairs programme and you’re likely to hear reports of violence at work, particularly in the NHS where the statistics are particularly shocking. It’s a common problem and one which sadly appears to be one the rise with more than 680,000 incidents of work-related violence reported in 2019-20 alone. So…

  • Support The Work Of Our Firefighters By Protecting Yourself Against The Dangers Of Fire

    Support the work of our firefighters by protecting yourself against the dangers of fire

    CELEBRATING the work of firefighters around the world is the aim of International Firefighter’s Day which takes place every year on May 4. At Acorn Safety Services we aim to support the work of firefighters by giving businesses the information they need to protect themselves and the people around them from the dangers of fire.…

  • Here For You On Safety And Health At Work Day  – And Every Day

    Here for you on Safety and Health at Work Day – and every day

    EACH year on April 28, the international community comes together to mark Safety and Health at Work Day. Throughout the Safety and Health at Work Day, organisations work together to raise awareness of common health and safety issues and the ways in which accidents at work can be prevented. In this blog, we’ll take a…

  • Get The Lowdown On Health And Safety Rules For High Rise Homes

    Get the lowdown on health and safety rules for high rise homes

    THIS month has seen the launch of a new registration process for all high-rise residential buildings in England. According to the Building Safety Regulator, which is part of the Health and Safety Executive, all residential buildings which are seven storeys, or at least 18 metres tall, must be registered by October 1. Principal Accountable Persons…

  • Tiny But Deadly: Is Legionella In Your Water System?

    Tiny but deadly: Is legionella in your water system?

    AS the weather improves and thoughts turn to spring and summer there has never been a better time to check your water systems for the presence of legionella. Legionella is a deadly bacteria which can multiply in water systems if it is not detected early. Regular water monitoring is a must to protect those around…

  • It’S Time To Talk About Stress In The Workplace

    It’s time to talk about stress in the workplace

    STRESS – a small word which can have a huge impact on the health and wellbeing of the people around you. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in 2021/22, 1.8 million people in the UK suffered from a stress-related illness, with 914,000 being diagnosed with depression or anxiety. It’s a big problem, and…

  • Acorn Safety Services – Leading The Way With Health And Safety Advice For Charities And Organisations Across The Uk

    Acorn Safety Services – leading the way with health and safety advice for charities and organisations across the UK

    NO two days are ever the same for the team at Acorn Safety Services who travel across the UK supporting businesses and other organisations with all their health and safety needs. This week our work took us closer to home, helping Northampton-based charity Hope Centre and Hope Centre Enterprises, which helps to support homeless and…

  • Health And Safety: Acorn Safety Services Are Always In Your Corner

    Health and safety: Acorn Safety Services are always in your corner

    AT Acorn Safety Services we are very proud of the work we do supporting businesses across the UK with all of their health and safety needs. For many of our clients we act as a retained health and safety consultancy, meaning we take care of everything related to health and safety, leaving business owners free…

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