New Coaching for safety dates for the North West

I’m delighted to be working with Genesys Training, one of the UK’s leading providers of management systems and training services specialising in ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. Genesys have an impressive list of satisfied customers including household names Morrisons, United Utilities and Dunelm Mill to name but a few. Together with Genesys I’ll be delivering an IOSH Approved Coaching for safety course on 1st and 2nd May at their conveniently located venue in the Warrington area. Places are limited so to avoid disappointment make your enquiry as soon as possible and if you have multiple bookings ask them about their multiple booking discount rates. For further details about the course, please click here Delegates on this course will learn about supporting managers and others in exercising their responsibilities, finding solutions to health and safety problems, promoting safe behaviour and being a valued member of the management support team. It involves coaching skills every bit as much as the technical skills required to be a safety practitioner. This 2-day, highly interactive course has been designed to help practitioners be the best they can be at working with managers and others at achieving the most effective solutions and tangible results. For more information about the services Genesys Training offer please click here or call on 01925 818088 to speak with one of their training...

IOSH Managing safely

It was great to be back in the saddle again recently with my first Managing safely course for some time. It’s an excellent course, hard work but always enjoyable. And a great bunch of delegates – nine in total, mostly trades union safety reps – achieving an average end test result of 83% and with 4 getting results in the 90s. I’m happy with that. IOSH Managing safely has become the de facto introduction to health and safety. Designed for managers and supervisors in any sector it can easily be extended to other positions such as safety reps. The course doesn’t turn delegates into safety experts but it does introduce them to some of the key elements of health and safety management that crop up on a daily basis in their work. The modules cover:- Why is it important to manage health and safety? Assessing risks Controlling risks Legal responsibilities Identifying hazards Investigating accidents and incidents Measuring performance Protecting the environment To down-load an information sheet on the course please click here and please contact us on 01706 217122 to discuss how we can a run a course in your...

Practitioner diploma in coaching

I’m now two-thirds the way through a Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching course with the Academy of Executive Coaching in London and it is quite simply the most important course I’ve attended since my NEBOSH Diploma studies almost twenty years ago. All practitioners know that solutions to health and safety problems have to be practicable otherwise they won’t be sustained. Practitioners know about the law and the standards that need to be achieved but they rarely fully understand and appreciate the pressures and operational constraints that exist within departments and which influence the choices open to managers. So the skills required by the practitioner in helping identify what is practicable go far beyond the technical skills taught on NEBOSH and other similar courses. Practitioners who are coaches believe that managers and others have the solutions to problems or at least know a great deal about what would and wouldn’t work and they use coaching skills to draw that vital information out. I’m sure I’m not alone in appreciating the importance of coaching skills for safety practitioners. I just can’t believe that opportunities to learn about them aren’t more readily...