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  • Health And Safety Headaches? Try The Acorn Compliance Antidote – Five Steps To Health And Safety Happiness

    Health and safety headaches? Try the Acorn Compliance Antidote – five steps to health and safety happiness

    ACORN Safety Services is home of the Acorn Compliance Antidote – your five-step plan to achieving full health and safety compliance in no time at all. Working alongside one of our fully-trained consultants, we’ll support you every step of the way, ensuring all your health and safety bases are covered and that you are fully…

  • World Plumbing Day: Tips For Keeping Your Pipework Pristine

    World Plumbing Day: Tips for keeping your pipework pristine

    KEEPING the plumbing in your premises in tip top condition should be a key priority for any business owner – not just on World Plumbing Day but every day. Making sure water monitoring is up to date and regular legionella testing is carried out are just two of the ways to help to make sure…

  • Take The First Step Towards Health And Safety Happiness

    Take the first step towards health and safety happiness

    We all know that health and safety can be time consuming, challenging and tricky to understand, but what if there was another way? Imagine if you could employ a retained health and safety consultancy – which acts as an extension of your team – to cut through the red tape and manage all the paperwork…

  • Health And Safety: Experts’ Best-Selling Books Are Essential Reading For All

    Health and safety: Experts’ best-selling books are essential reading for all

    AS well as being part of one of the UK’s leading asbestos consultancies, Acorn Safety Service’s directors Ian Stone and Neil Munro have also written best-selling books on legionella and health and safety. The books, which include their five-star rated title Fear and Loathing of Health and Safety and their latest book, Legionella: The Dark…

  • Health And Safety: Free Bitesize Courses From The Experts At Acorn To Help Protect You And Your Business

    Health and safety: Free bitesize courses from the experts at Acorn to help protect you and your business

    HEALTH and safety – three little words which can have big implications for the future of your business if you don’t follow the rules to the letter. But how much do you really know about health and safety, your legal obligations and the wide range of tests and assessments which need to be carried out…

  • Health And Safety Is The Key To Improving Workplace Wellbeing

    Health and safety is the key to improving workplace wellbeing

    Each year in the UK there are more than 36 million sick days taken by employees due to illness and injuries in the workplace according to the Health and Safety Executive. It’s a shocking statistic which means that facilities managers and health and safety officers should be taking every opportunity to make sure all of…

  • Legionella: Tiny Bacteria Continues To Make Big Headlines Across The Uk

    Legionella: Tiny bacteria continues to make big headlines across the UK

    It may be only tiny, but legionella bacteria is continuing to make big headlines across the UK. Earlier this month, admissions were halted at a mental health hospital in Nottinghamshire after legionella bacteria was detected there. At the same time, the bacteria, which can be deadly if it is not dealt with quickly and efficiently,…

  • Health And Safety Lessons We All Should Learn From The Experts

    Health and safety lessons we all should learn from the experts

    WHEN it comes to health and safety prevention is always better than cure. As one of the UK’s leading authorities on health and safety, Acorn Safety Services is perfectly placed to give you advice and information which is tailored to your individual needs. On this National Day of Education, we’re shining a light on the…

  • Fire Regulations Are Set To Change On January 23 – Are You Ready?

    Fire regulations are set to change on January 23 – are you ready?

    FIRE safety remains one of the most important aspects of health and safety for buildings up and down the UK and on Monday the fire regulations are set to change. While fire causes damage worth millions of pounds each year in UK they are among the easiest incidents to avoid. On January 23, new fire…

  • Experts’ New Book Delves Into The Hidden Dangers Of Legionella Bacteria

    Experts’ new book delves into the hidden dangers of legionella bacteria

    LEADING health and safety experts Ian Stone and Neil Munro have launched a new book which delves into the hidden dangers of legionella bacteria. Following the success of their two previous books, Asbestos: The Dark Arts and Fear and Loathing of Health and Safety, Ian and Neil, who are both directors of Acorn Safety Services,…

  • Legionella: Heading Back To The Office After Christmas? Make Sure You’Re Aware Of The Hidden Dangers Of This Deadly Bacteria

    Legionella: Heading back to the office after Christmas? Make sure you’re aware of the hidden dangers of this deadly bacteria

    IF you’re returning to the office after the Christmas break and your water supply hasn’t been used for a while we would recommend making regular legionella testing one of your new year health and safety resolutions. Legionella bacteria can easily develop and build up in any water supplies which aren’t used regularly, causing a serious…

  • Health And Safety: A Busy Year For The Team At Acorn Safety Services

    Health and safety: A busy year for the team at Acorn Safety Services

    IT has been a busy year for the health and safety experts at Acorn Safety Services as we worked with some exciting new clients, welcome new members to our team and cement our place as one of the leading health and safety consultancies in the UK. As we approach the end of the year, we…


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