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 13th and 14th November, Holiday Inn Edinburgh, 132 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh EH12 6UA.

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

“This course provided the stimulation I needed to sell the safety game better by engaging and empowering our people using coaching techniques. This I believe is the future for our profession.”

Michael Reilly

Director of HSE, WSH International 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.

Following a really interesting and stimulating open course in Knutsford recently, very ably supported by Become Coaching, we’ll be in Edinburgh for only our second open course north of the border on 13th and 14th November. It seems a long way off but we’re already taking bookings so, if you’re interested in attending … don’t leave it too late.

We’re involved in a number of very interesting projects at the moment and this summer – which seems to be just flying by already – is likely to be busy. In addition, we’re dipping our toes in the world of e-books with ‘Coaching for a safer culture’ which, as the title suggests, outlines our approach to using coaching skills as the driver for developing an organisation’s culture with a view to healthier and safer outcomes. It’s our first attempt so we’d be very interested in your feedback … please be gentle.

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IOSH Approved Coaching for safety – Edinburgh

Our second open IOSH Approved Coaching for safety course north of the border will be at the Holiday Inn Edinburgh on Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th November. It seems like a long way off but we’re already taking bookings so if you’re interested in attending … don’t leave it too late. You can download a booking form here. What’s the course about? IOSH Approved Coaching for safety was designed to provide OSH practitioners with the skills that under-pin a collaborative and supportive style. Equipping your team with coaching skills will help them support their colleagues to achieve goals and solve problems but it will also help them to develop their colleagues. At a macro level, that’s how cultures can be changed, gradually gradually, developing the resources you have. Whilst the course was designed for practitioners, to complement the technical knowledge they acquire through NEBOSH or other similar courses, because it’s not a technical course itself, it’s really suitable for anyone and we often have seasoned safety professionals sat next to rookies new to the profession sat next to non-safety people and it works beautifully. Coaching for safety is a highly-participative course structured around a series of live coaching sessions involving real-life subject matter delegates bring themselves – there is absolutely no role play. It’s extremely engaging and we normally manage to have a few laughs too … which can’t be bad. You really should try it... read more

FREE Coaching for a safer culture e-book

How to improve the culture of an organisation is something that occupies the thoughts of many professionals, including occupational safety and health (OSH) practitioners. But it is also true that the phrase ‘culture change’ is used so often these days that it is fast becoming drab and almost meaningless, a platitude. Try this … the next time you hear someone in the workplace use the phrase ‘culture change’, ask them what they mean by it. Do they hesitate, trip over their words and seem unsure? Many do. If you are looking to achieve a change in culture with a view to healthier and safer outcomes, are the plans that you have going to deliver the culture you want? What are your plans? What is it you want? This publication outlines an approach for navigating your way to a better culture and it shows why it is, that when it comes to culture change, coaching is the nearest thing to a silver bullet there is. Access the publication... read more

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

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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.


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