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

Acorn Safety Services is the health and safety partner at Litchardon Solar Farm Park in Devon.

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 thought we would take a moment to look back on some of our highlights from 2022.

Adam joins the health and safety team

The team of experts at Acorn continued to grow in 2022 with the appointment of Legionella and Fire Consultant, Adam Midson.

Adam, who joined in July, is developing a new division of the company dedicated to legionella testing and fire risk assessments.

Speaking at the time, Adam said: “I am delighted to have joined the team at Acorn Safety Services at such an exciting time. Acorn has bold ambitions for the future of health and safety, particularly around its legionella services, and I can’t wait to be part of it.

“I’ve spent many years working in the water industry, in plumbing and remedials and more recently gaining valuable experience carrying out legionella risk assessments.

“I’ve already been on the road meeting our clients face-to-face, and I’m really looking forward to developing these important relationships.”

Acorn leads the way with technology

A cutting-edge robot system was installed at Northampton General Hospital by our team in April.

The £490,000 project, which took two months to complete, included replacing the air conditioning system, installing new storage racking and safely removing asbestos tiles in full accordance with the latest guidelines. Acorn Safety Services were the CDM client consultants, principal designers and principal health and safety contractor for the whole project.

Health and Safety Manager, John Crockett, said: “It was a huge honour for us to get involved in this complex project to replace the old system with a new robot to securely dispense drugs within the hospital’s pharmacy. The new system allows pharmacists to order the drugs they need via computer which are then delivered quickly and efficiently via a conveyer system, greatly reducing the time it takes to source and deliver medicines to patients.

“Acorn Safety Services was involved in the project from start to finish, working alongside medication management company, Omnicell to create and install the automated system.”

Shining a light on Solar Farm Park project

Work got underway on a new cutting-edge solar farm park at Litchardon in Devon in October, with Acorn Safety Services taking the lead as the project’s health and safety and construction, design and management consultants.

Once complete, the solar farm, which covers 150 acres of farmland, will export clean energy to the local grid network and generate enough electricity to power more than 12,000 homes.

Acorn Safety Services’ Health and Safety Manager, John Crockett said: “We are delighted to be supporting our client IB Vogts GmbH with this exciting and ambitious project which will eventually feature 100,000 solar panels.

“It’s a complex job and the site is vast. Due to the size, and nature of the site, several compound areas are being built to protect contractors working on the site and to make sure that sufficient parking and material storage is available.

“The movement of vehicles such a excavators, earth movers and other large construction vehicles on small, rural roads around the site is difficult and we have put a traffic management plan in place to ensure that all vehicles can move around the site freely and within health and safety regulations.

“We are also providing a full range of additional services including completion of all CDM documents, support with health ans safety documents including risk assessments, inductions and issuing permits for hot works and excavations.

It is hoped worked will be complete on the Litchardon Solar Energy Park by Spring next year.

For all your health and safety needs visit https://acornhealthandsafety.co.uk/ today or contact us at info@acornhealthandsafety.co.uk or on 01604 930380.


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