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 22nd and 23rd May, 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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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.

“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

“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

“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, you’re brilliant.  I enjoyed the course hugely. The coaching experience was a challenge but it gave me such a lot. Fab!”

Elaine Hutchinson

Director, Safe Systems Consultancy Limited

“Michael opened my eyes (and ears) to the techniques I can use to enhance my coaching skills in the workplace. Absolutely recommended.”

Graeme Christie

HSE Adviser, Prosafe Offshore Limited

“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

“Very very useful. Definitely one of the biggest impacts of any course I have attended and thoroughly recommended to anyone who wants to learn how to help others help themselves.”

Mark Nixon

Senior Health & Safety Consultant/Trainer, Arco 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

“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)

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

Rebecca Purchase

Health & Safety Adviser, Canary Wharf Management Limited

“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

“A well-structured course, absolutely worthwhile for any professional for self-realisation and for supporting and developing others. Top class delivery.”

Hugh Maxwell

HSE Director Europe, Vesuvius UK Limited

“This is essential for the soft skills element of the IOSH Blueprint competency framework.”

Lawrence Bamber

Member of IOSH Council and Past President of IOSH, Risk Solutions International (UK)

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

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.

We’ve had some technical issues with the website recently so we’ve been unable to update some of the content. We’ll be making amends over the coming weeks but the big news for us has been the excellent in-company training we’ve been carrying out for Armstrong World Industries and at BAE Systems (Operations) at the colossal Samlesbury Aerodrome in Balderstone, Lancashire.

For our next open IOSH Approved Coaching for safety course, we’re back at the fabulous Cottons Hotel & Spa in Knutsford, Cheshire on Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd May 2018. And guess what … we have a delegate travelling from Brazil to attend. Gulp!

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Coaching for safety 5th Anniversary – Turning the corner

I’ve often thought that my career in health and safety chose me. I remember a day in 1988 when my then boss, called me into in his office to say “Cliff’s retiring, I want you to be the new health and safety adviser.” My first thought was “Cliff’s the health and safety adviser!” and my second thought was “What’s health and safety?” It was the first time I remember hearing the phrase. I’d played a part in helping this company achieve the quality standard BS5750 and I thought I was destined for a career in Quality. To say I was reluctant about a detour into this remote backwater called health and safety, is an understatement. So it was with coaching too. I very nearly didn’t attend the course that turned me on to the importance of coaching skills for OSH practitioners. Had I not attended, I’d have continued thinking of myself as a traditional, systems-led health and safety practitioner. But I did attend, and my career took a very unexpected turn. Having achieved IOSH Approval for my Coaching for safety course and received no bookings, not a single one, for the first four open courses advertised, I realised two things: – i. the health and safety profession was fixated with technical knowledge and didn’t value soft skills at all; and ii. practitioners didn’t understand what coaching is. It seems strange now that I didn’t give it all up there and then, but it didn’t cross my mind. Instead, I saw that it was down to me to promote coaching skills and educate practitioners about how important they are. I... read more

Coaching for safety 5th Anniversary – In the beginning

The 9th January 2018 marked the 5th Anniversary of Coaching for safety achieving IOSH Approval. It’s been a most unexpected journey and whilst it’s true to say that it never occurred to me not to do it, looking back, I do wonder sometimes why it didn’t. This is the perfect opportunity then I think, to stop, draw breath and reflect. In 2012 I was invited to attend a 2-day course entitled High Performance Coaching. I nearly didn’t go. For a long time I’d described myself as having a coaching style. My CV talked about my coaching style and I talked about my coaching style at interviews. I thought I knew something about coaching and I didn’t think there was much I could learn. Midway through the first morning, the penny dropped and I realised that what I thought was coaching, isn’t coaching and actually, ‘real’ coaching is profoundly more important for me as a career health and safety professional than I’d ever given coaching credit for. It quite simply ‘blew my mind’. I couldn’t believe I’d never been told about the importance of coaching before. At the end of that first day as others rushed off to the bar, I headed to my hotel room to look for my next coaching course. I wanted something more closely associated with safety than the course I was on because this was all about me, and me becoming a better OSH practitioner. I couldn’t find anything and so I booked on the Practitioner Diploma course with the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC) in London and I became qualified as an Executive Coach.... read more

Coaching for safety 2017

What a wonderful way to wrap up 2017 this Coaching for safety course in Aberdeen was last week. It’s great to watch people come together to learn and develop and to see them enjoying themselves supporting each other. And Craig, you didn’t just embrace your coaching session sir, you smashed it! You were coaching – no ifs, buts or maybes about it. Over 150 delegates have attended IOSH Approved Coaching for safety courses in 2017, the 5th consecutive year in which the number has increased. We’ve delivered courses to companies across a wide range of sectors including university education, waste management, oil and gas, utilities, steel distribution and office services to name a few and we’ve met people from many more sectors through our open courses. Every course is different but what’s common to them all is a general sense of positivity and a determination that these skills, if developed, can be the key to a better health and safety culture. Paul Turnbull said in Aberdeen last week that he didn’t really know what to expect and this is true of many of those who attend. Many think that coaching must have something to do with training but discover that its so much more than that. A trainer can only train on subjects about which they have some knowledge, but coaches can coach when they have no relevant knowledge. Imagine that. Imagine having skills that enable you to support your colleagues/clients in situations where you have no knowledge or experience to bring to the table. Paul confessed to being highly-sceptical but by the end of the course that’s exactly what he was doing. And... read more

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