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  • Acorn Safety Services Wins Two Health And Safety Awards In A Week

    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 the region’s industry leaders. What are the SME News awards? ...

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  • Have You Protected Your Business Against Fire Risks?

    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 and next month the UK will be running Electrical Fire ...

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  • Hse Inspectors Will Target Construction Firms During October

    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, in particular, they will focus on respiratory risks and occupational ...

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  • Are Your Workers Among The Millions At Risk From Hand Arm Vibrations?

    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 heard the company reported seven cases of HAVS between November ...

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  • Committed To Remaining At The Forefront Of Health And Safety

    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 from the industrial, commercial and public sector. The hugely popular ...

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  • Holidays Are Perfect Time For Schools To Get On Top Of Health And Safety

    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 an equally busy time over the holidays. The holidays offer ...

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  • Fatal Case Shows The Importance Of Workplace Health And Safety

    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 struck by a 31-foot steel post. The court heard how ...

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  • Health And Safety Must Be Taken Seriously On Construction Sites

    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 construction client – can relax in the knowledge that they’re ...

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  • Agriculture Has Worst Fatal Injuries Rate Of All The Major Industrial Sectors

    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 Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) issued its ‘Fatal injuries in ...

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  • Proud To Be Your Health And Safety Expert

    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 guidance they receive from Acorn will always be in their ...

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  • Helping You Safely Manage Fire Risks

    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 which includes new advice to developers about fire safety and ...

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  • British Firms Fined Over £1.5M So Far This Year For Incidents Involving Falls

    British firms fined over £1.5m so far this year for incidents involving falls

    A couple of weeks ago we shared the sad news that 142 workers have died doing their job during the past year. Yet again, the highest cause of deaths continues to be workers falling from height which claimed the lives of 35 workers. So far this year, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has successfully ...

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