Fantastic news today. Save for a few formalities, several month’s research, planning and creative design have been rewarded with IOSH approval for our Coaching for safety course.
This is a brand new, highly original training event for practitioners and the UKs first approved course to apply high-performance, solution-focused coaching techniques to health and safety.
The course is already attracting keen interest, and no wonder. In October 2005 IOSH published a report entitled What practitioners do – a survey of UK Registered Safety Practitioners to determine their roles and tasks. The study – in which 1,621 Registered Safety Practitioners from the UK took part – found that half of the top 10 core tasks carried out by practitioners, involved informing/discussing with senior managers, line managers, supervisors, safety representatives and employees possible risks and safety measures. The report concluded by noting the implications this had for guidance material, training syllabuses and CPD which would need to support competence in this area. And yet, all these years later, soft skills health and safety training of this sort remains far more difficult to source than technical training.
We’re really excited about this course and itching to take it out on the road. Watch this space for more details about the syllabus and course dates and keep an eye on the SHP for further details too.