Health and safety lessons we all should learn from the experts

Acorn Safety Services' books contain health and safety lessons we all should learn

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 library of resources we can offer to help keep your business safe and protected.

Health and safety titles you cannot afford to ignore

With more than 20 years in the safety industry, Ian Stone and Neil Munro, who are both directors of leading consultancy Acorn Safety Services, have a wealth of knowledge and important tips and advice to share when it comes to making sure you comply with the latest rules and regulations.

In three best-selling books, that can help you to make sense of health and safety and understand the dangers of legionella and asbestos – which still kills more than 2,500 people in the UK every year more than 20 years after it was officially banned.

Fear and Loathing of Health and Safety, which is available in paperback, Kindle and audio versions, gives you the advice you need to cut through the red tape and support when it comes to writing your own safety guidelines and finding the right consultant to help guide and support you.

Legionella: The Dark Arts is a must-have for anyone involved in facilities management, helping to unravel the myths around legionella bacteria and the steps you need to take now to ensure your water supply is safe.

Published in 2018, their first book, Asbestos: The Dark Arts delves deep into the asbestos industry  and the asbestos epidemic which has gripped the country for more than a century.

Ian and Neil help you to understand the hidden dangers and walk you through the steps you need to take today towards full compliance of the latest rules and regulations.

A library of information at your fingertips

Acorn Safety Service’s website is also a library of information in itself, offering important, downloadable documents from the Health and Safety Executive, updates on the latest rules and regulations, and a guide to the Management of Health and Safety Regulations.

You’ll be able to make sense of your business’s health and safety basics, and find links to other websites that you might find useful.

As your dedicated health and safety consultancy, we can also arrange training for you and your staff, ensuring you are all up to date on the latest law and guidelines.

And if time isn’t on your side, we can arrange a free 30-minute health and safety consultation with one of our dedicated experts, which will help us to learn more about your business and the ways we can support you with all your health and safety needs. You’ll find all that and more on our website at

Podcast is music to your ears

If you’re looking for a podcast, look no further than Asbestos Knowledge Empire.

As well as explaining all you need to know about asbestos, the podcast, hosted by Ian Stone and Neil Munro, has helpful advice on health and safety, including an interview with Acorn Safety Service’s Health and Safety Manager, John Crockett who has more than 40 years experience in the health and safety industry.

You can download the podcast, and catch up on previous episodes on platforms including Spotify and Apple or your preferred podcast provider.

For more information, and a list of episodes, visit

For all your health and safety needs visit today or contact us at or on 01604 930380.

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