Be curious.

We’re nature’s ultimate

learning machines and

it’s our curiosity

that drives us.

“This course, its content and delivery, is

nothing short of fantastic!”

Ken Mudd, UK EHS Manager, Armstrong World Industries.

IOSH Approved Coaching for safety 3rd and 4th March 2020, Cottons Hotel & Spa, Manchester Road, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 0SU.

The very best practitioners are those

who marry that [technical] knowledge with

what we might call those ‘human skills’ of

listening, communicating

and influencing.

Tim Briggs, President, IOSH – SHP Lead comment, July 2014.

Be the best you can be

with IOSH Approved Coaching for safety

Be the best

you can be…

Securus Health & Safety Limited is a Lancashire-based consultancy established in 2009 by Michael Emery. Michael is a career safety professional who’s managed health and safety for several leading organisations, household names at home and abroad. As a qualified Executive Coach accredited with the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC), Michael helps other safety professionals be the very best they can be, whether it’s 1:1 coaching support they need or training in the use of coaching skills themselves through the unique IOSH Approved Coaching for safety programme. Michael also helps organisations develop a more person-centred approach to managing health and safety through the development of a coaching culture for safety.

About Michael

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With our unique, highly-participative, IOSH Approved Coaching for safety programme.

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Helping you

be the best you can be

At Securus our modus operandi is propelled by our passion for coaching and mentoring skills. We’d love our legacy to be that we helped change the safety profession in the UK for the better through our work.
First and foremost we’re focused on helping other health and safety practitioners be the very best they can be through our unique IOSH Approved Coaching for safety programme. But our other health and safety training courses too are driven by our coaching and mentoring mentality. And as for our health and safety development programme, the objective is simple – to leave our skills and our knowledge behind in your organisation so that you don’t notice when we’re gone.
Coaching for Safety

Coaching for Safety

If you believe, as we do, that the role of a safety practitioner is to support managers and help them to exercise their responsibilities for health and safety – that’s why coaches exist, to be collaborative, supportive and helpful.

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Health & Safety Training

Health & Safety Training

In addition to our flagship IOSH Approved Coaching for safety programme, we provide health and safety courses that are professionally developed to provide delegates with the knowledge and understanding required to manage health and safety in the workplace.

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Health & Safety Development

Health & Safety Development

We have extensive experience of developing new health and safety arrangements for businesses large and small, and of fixing ailing systems that are simply unmanageable. Our approach is entirely consistent with OHSAS 18001.

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Health & Safety Radar

Health & Safety Radar

To find out where you are on the H&S Radar and receive a free report on the health of your health and safety arrangements, please complete the Radar here.

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Approved Coaching

for Safety course

is proving a great success…

Read what delegates have to say about the course below and if you’d like to find out more, or you’d like to book, please click here.

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course and have learnt some key skills that will be invaluable in helping me focus on business needs; and how I facilitate meeting these”

Kirsten Lawton

UK Head of Safety, Pret A Manger

“A truly enjoyable and enlightening experience and what I’ve learned is already being implemented within the areas I support. This really seems to fit with who I am, thank you!”

Paul Dalton

SHE Associate, BAE Systems

“Probably the best training course I have been on. Truly inspiring!”

Tim Birkin

Safety & Health Practitioner, Hosking Associates

“This course, its content and delivery, is nothing short of fantastic!”

Ken Mudd

UK EHS Manager, Armstrong World Industries

“A must-attend course for any leader or aspiring leader. This course opens the eyes and adds new skills for leading diverse teams.”

Huw Edwards

Project Director, Network Rail

After two days with Michael and Arnie, my colleagues and I left the training room with our eyes opened. Such an inspirational, motivational and uplifting experience. Without a doubt the best investment in our people we have ever made.

Carl Beckett

SHE Coordinator, ArcelorMittal Distribution Solutions SSC West Europe

“One of the best training courses I’ve ever been on with fantastic presenters who made it even more enjoyable!  An exceptional learning experience, highly recommended for anyone needing to engage with employees or colleagues – it’ll improve your abilities tenfold.”

Emma McCuish

SHE Adviser - Mission Systems, BAE Systems plc

“Michael brings coaching to life with humour and assurance. Every safety practitioner needs this course.”

Melanie Boucher

Head of Health & Safety, The London School of Economics (LSE)

“An excellent course, very interesting and relevant. I will be looking to it for the wider team within Muller.”

Graeme Westland

Head of Health & Safety, Muller UK & Ireland

“The  IOSH Approved Coaching for safety course delivered by Michael is a unique, highly participative workshop focused on the essential communication skills that we all need to develop if we want to have real impact in the workplace. This is one of the best courses I have ever attended. Michael has real skill both as a trainer and communicator.  This course and coaching skills should be a compulsory part of the professional training and CPD of all  practitioners.”

Peter Roddis

Head of Health & Safety Service, Sheffield Hallam University

“A very thought provoking course and an excellent foundation to build upon my coaching and mentoring skills.”

Chris Abbey

HSEQ Director UK & Ireland, Altrad Services UK

“A very good course, detailed and interactive with an opportunity to practice skills.”

Lawrence Jones

Head of Health & Safety, Bentley Motors Limited

“An excellent course. The content and delivery were outstanding!”

Jack Fox

Health & Safety Coordinator, A Premier League Football Club

“I would absolutely recommend the Coaching for safety course provided by Michael Emery. Experienced and aspiring safety professionals alike should place this course at the top of their MUST do list. Superb!”

Terry McGuinness

Safety Officer, Prosafe Offshore Limited

“Coaching for safety should be an essential part of every safety professional’s tool kit. Most of us have the technical skills, but the softer skills of how to influence and persuade others are just as essential. Michael’s great delivery, experience and analogies as a safety practitioner are essential to link the course back to the day job.”

Jon Coneybeare

SHE Manager, BAE Systems

“What a fantastic and worthwhile two days. Worth every minute and every penny.”

Rebecca Purchase

Health & Safety Adviser, Canary Wharf Management Limited

“Without doubt, the single most useful course in my 20-year career in occupational safety and health. I’ve never been so enthused by a course and I can’t wait to practice the techniques.”

Dean Baker

Health & Safety Manager, Welsh Water

“This is exactly the sort of skill development that will take health and safety practitioners forward as mainstream to business success.”

Paul Stirk

Head of Safety, University College London (UCL)

“I have taken a huge amount away from your course. Without a doubt it’s going to be a real game-changer for me – easily the most worthwhile training experience I have received in a very long time.”

Matt Edwards

Safety Officer, Prosafe Offshore Limited

Latest news

and course information

Here’s where you can keep up-to-date with the latest Securus news and features including details of up-coming courses and original articles on coaching for safety.

Our IOSH Approved Coaching for safety course in Knutsford, Cheshire in March has sold out in super-quick time … a full 11 days faster than the next fastest and a surprising 41 days before the actual course. Not that we’re counting of course.

We’re busy pulling together our next open course for early in July. In the meantime, we do run courses in-company too of course. What people tell us is that in addition to providing new skills and a completely different perspective on what coaching is and why coaching skills are so necessary for the modern OSH Practitioner, IOSH Approved Coaching for safety is a great team-building experience too.

Why not get in touch to find out more.

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Culture building – an introductory guide

How to improve the culture of an organisation is something that occupies the thoughts of many professionals, including occupational safety and health (OSH) practitioners. For some, it is a natural next step in the evolution of their approach. For others, it is an altogether more desperate attempt to fix a stubborn obstacle preventing all progress. Where ever it is that the journey begins and whatever the original motivation, ‘culture change’ remains for many a vague and elusive goal. BS ISO 45001:2018 outlines the requirements of a management system for occupational safety and health. Its stated objectives are to help an organisation manage health and safety risks, improve its health and safety performance and fulfil its legal obligations. Interestingly, top management are required to develop a culture within the organisation that supports these intended outcomes … but such a culture is not itself an intended outcome of the system. So what do you do? If you feel that your culture is holding you back and you want to do something about improving it, and this will not be achieved by improving your management system, extending its reach or making it more robust … what do you do? Do you employ some sort of diagnostic problem-solving technique like fault-tree analysis or 5-Whys Analysis? What does your experience of those techniques tell you about what’s likely to happen if you do? It’s likely that you’ll become embroiled in increasing amounts of detail concerned mostly with all that’s currently wrong with your culture. It’s likely that you’ll end up wishing there was some other way, an alternative, more positive and more solutions-focused approach,... read more

Coaching for safety – FREE Introductory session

Since IOSH Approved Coaching for safety was first launched in January 2013, we’ve been providing introductory or taster sessions to anyone who would invite us in. We’ve presented at numerous IOSH Branch meetings from the Highlands and Islands Branch in the north, to the South Downs Branch in the south, and from both the North Wales and South Wales Branches in the west, to the Humberside Branch in the east. And we’ve presented to non-IOSH health and safety groups as diverse as the Universities Safety and Health Association (USHA) and the Confederation of British Metal Forming (CBM). Over this time, two subtly different formats of presentation have emerged. One has, as the central focus, an active listening exercise, and in the second the emphasis is on questioning and being person-centred. Both have been great fun to present and both have received very positive feedback from the groups. We’d now like to offer these introductory sessions for in-company. Do you have regular Health & Safety Team meetings? Do you run special events for Safety Week say, or for an in-company conference? If so, why not make room on the agenda for a highly-participative presentation with a difference. We can provide a valuable insight into what coaching is (and what it isn’t) and how necessary coaching skills are for the modern Practitioner and the quest for a safer culture. We can adapt the session to provide the emphasis you want, and we can be flexible to suit your time constraints. And, it’s absolutely FREE.* So, please call us today to discuss your requirements. * Reasonable conditions... read more

FREE Coaching for safety podcast

Richard Collins of Safeti Health, Safety & Environment is a man on a mission. His aim, no less, is to “break down the barriers to Health, Safety & Environment learning” and one of his strategies for achieving this is to “provide you with valuable, no-nonsense HSE content to help you learn, share and influence.” Richard is well on his way to developing an impressive community through The Safeti Podcast where he boasts that “We bring together some of the brightest minds in the Health, Safety & Environment space to help you supercharge your knowledge, career or business”. Needless to say then, that I was all the more flattered recently, to be invited by Richard to record a podcast on Coaching for safety for his site. What surprised me about the experience of recording the podcast was this. The 5th anniversary of Coaching for safety achieving IOSH Approval earlier this year, provided an obvious opportunity for reflection; thinking back over the journey and in particular, the difficulties in the early days of practitioners not understanding what coaching is and not valuing soft skills. So I didn’t expect to be doing a great deal of reflecting quite so soon. Driven by Richard’s excellent questioning however, reflect I did. Coaching for safety has undoubtedly changed my professional life profoundly. A traditional, systems-based practitioner for over 20-years, discovering the importance of ‘real’ coaching skills and developing what became IOSH Approved Coaching for safety provided a much-needed ‘shot in the arm’ and shoved my career onto an entirely unexpected path. But Richard’s excellent question about what I thought an insightful question was, crystallised a couple... read more

Get in touch

If you’d like to find out more about developing your coaching skills or improving your management of health and safety, or if you’d simply like to talk through an issue that’s troubling you, please fill out the form below or drop me a line – I’ll be in touch as soon as I can.

T: 01706 217 122

M: 0792 191 4099


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