Three reasons why you should always #chooseacorn for all of your asbestos management needs

The new senior leadership team at asbestos managment consultancy, Acorn Analytical Services. From left to right, Sian Stone, Sam Savage and Daniel Crask.

If you’re a regular visitor to our social media channels you’ll almost certainly have seen the hashtag #chooseacorn being used and maybe even wondered why.

For Acorn Analytical Services these two words alone mark a real step change in the way we do business – representing a fresh start and a bolder, much more innovative approach to our work.

Together, we’re on a mission make things better for our people, our clients and the communities we serve by raising awareness of the dangers of asbestos and providing effective solutions to help manage it safely.

#chooseacorn for all your asbestos needs

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the ban on the use of asbestos in new buildings – but instead of being a moment to celebrate it’s one of grave concern.

For many people, asbestos is very much a problem of the past – in some, a building material from the past they have never even heard of. The truth is, it remains as deadly as ever, lurking in our towns and cities, our hospitals and schools – a ticking timebomb we should all be alert to and taking steps to avoid.

At Acorn Analytical Services, we’re determined to drive this message home by providing the very best service we can. As well as providing surveys, sample analysis and comprehensive reports, we’re raising awareness of the dangers, working with those in authority to help bring about change, while educating the public and those in the construction industry to ensure they have the information they need to stay safe.

As a business, we’re changing the face of the asbestos industry, developing new initiatives to make it even easier for people to identify and safely manage asbestos. Among them is our Acorn Asbestos Antidote, a market leader in compliance.

#chooseacorn for fully-accredited asbestos training

When it comes to fighting asbestos, education is key, which is why we’ve stepped up the training sessions and resources we offer.

We’re particularly keen to target those working in the construction industry, for example, architects, plumbers, electricians, painters and decorators and roofers, whose work could put them in daily contact with asbestos.

Delivered by our team of professionals, and accredited by UKATA, we offer free CPD sessions, as well as training in-person or online depending on the individual needs of your business.

Each session will help professionals to identify asbestos while they are working and the steps they need to take urgently if it is disturbed.

In January, we joined forces with Northampton College to offer training the next generation of construction professionals to give them the tools they need to stay safe. It’s a relationship we’re keen to nurture and roll-out to other colleges in the future.

Elsewhere, we are constantly reviewing and updating the information we have on our website, including blogs, news articles and information sheets.

#chooseacorn to build your career

As an employer, Acorn Analytical Services is the best in the business with a benefits package which is second to none.

Our people are the at the heart of everything we do, so we want to make sure they are safe, happy and rewarded for their commitment and dedication to our cause.

This year, we’ve launched our Vision and Values Awards which shine a light on our best people, rewarding them for excellent service and for always going above and beyond.

We’re constantly reviewing and benchmarking our salaries to ensure they can’t be matched, something which we believe is particularly important during the cost-of-living crisis. And we’re focussed on training and development, providing opportunities for growth and progression wherever and whenever we can.

Together, we’re building a team with unrivalled skills and expertise who are now offering a level of service to our clients which cannot be matched.

Need support with asbestos? #chooseacorn.

Acorn is a professional consultancy helping organisations deal with compliance using surveysair testing, and asbestos removal management. 

Please call one of the team, or use the online form to obtain your free quotation. If you would like further information or advice on asbestos and asbestos training, contact the team on 0844 818 0895 or Contact Us

Ian Stone

I am based out of our Northampton office but regularly travel to meet with new and existing clients. I have assisted thousands of clients over the years on varying-sized projects, several have been schemes totalling over one million pounds spent purely on asbestos. Together with Neil Munro, I host our weekly podcast – Asbestos Knowledge Empire and I am Co-author of Asbestos The Dark Arts and Fear and Loathing of Health and Safety.

Need Help? Request a Call Back

Request a call back from one of our expert Asbestos Consultants who will help you identify what you need

More Asbestos Articles

Asbestos Sample Testing 1

Unusual Uses of Asbestos

Although widely acknowledged as a hazardous building material, there has been a multitude of unusual uses of asbestos throughout its history. Some may have practical foundations, whereas others seem more sublime. This article explores the variety of uses of asbestos throughout the centuries. Beauty Asbestos has previously been used in several health and beauty products … Read more

mesothelioma image

The Potential Lethality of Asbestos

The Potential Lethality of Asbestos. Asbestos is a hazardous material that has a rich history in the UK. It was used regularly in buildings between the 1950s and the late 1990s. Asbestos that is well maintained, not disturbed or damaged is much less of a risk to health. The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) reports that … Read more

IMG 0639

What you need to know about Asbestos & CLASP Buildings

Are you aware of the risk relating to Asbestos & CLASP Buildings? CLASP (which stands for Consortium of Local Authorities Special Programme) system was a scheme developed in the 1950s through to the 1980s, by English local authorities to devise a method of designing and assembling prefabricated buildings for use in the public sector. CLASP … Read more

DSCF0564 e1431533668372

Acorn Launch New Asbestos Testing Laboratory

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our new asbestos sample testing laboratory. With an extension to scope on our UKAS accreditation we now have a fully operational asbestos laboratory in Northampton (See our location). The purpose fitted laboratory has two asbestos bulk analysis stations with room for two further stations in the future. Our … Read more

school

Asbestos Excluded From Schools Surveys

The Education Funding Agency has recent published the result of the Property Data Survey Programme. A schools survey programme where asbestos was excluded from the information collected. This schools survey programme consisted of a series of high-level surveys of educational establishments in England. The schools surveys were to provide detailed information on the condition of the … Read more

asbestos through a scope

Should you be concerned about asbestos?

Blunt question – Should you bother with asbestos or be concerned about asbestos? Asbestos is an emotive word, it brings some people out in cold sweats and other say it’s all a load of fuss about nothing.  Regardless of your current opinion let’s look at whether you should deal with any asbestos issues you may … Read more

mesothelioma image

Increase in Mesothelioma deaths

The Health and Safety Executive has just published the mesothelioma statistics for 2012.  These are the latest figures relating to this disease. The numbers have significantly increased from the previous published figures, showing an increase in Mesothelioma deaths.   Mesothelioma used to be a relatively rare cancer. In this disease, malignant cells develop in the … Read more

DSCF0017

Asbestos Compliance in Schools

Asbestos Compliance In Schools – HSE have released their latest findings This latest asbestos project undertaken by the HSE was a programme aimed at assessing asbestos compliance in schools.  The assessment was questionnaire based and was specifically designed to collect information regarding compliance with The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. The schools assessed were independent or … Read more

An asbestos refurbishment survey in action in Northampton

Asbestos Survey Reports

Do you know what should be in an asbestos survey report? In this article I will outline what information should be provided if the survey has been carried out in line with the HSE guidance document HSG 264. Whilst it is not a legal requirement to have an asbestos survey carried out, it is a … Read more

which asbestos survey

Which Asbestos Survey Do I Need?

Navigating the complexities of asbestos management is a critical responsibility for property managers. From identifying the right asbestos survey to selecting a proficient surveyor, our guide provides a comprehensive roadmap. Learn about the three primary types of asbestos surveys – management, refurbishment, and demolition – and understand how to respond effectively if you suspect the presence of asbestos in your building. Partner with experts like Acorn Analytical Services to ensure safety and compliance at every step.