Coaching for Safety

Once the preserve of executives and senior managers, coaching is fast becoming a standard feature of corporate life and the ability to coach is increasingly being seen as an essential management skill. Leading safety professionals too advocate a coaching approach. They emphasise the importance of collaboration and balancing technical knowledge with complementary communication skills. Safety people know about the law and the standards that need to be achieved and how others have resolved issues. This is the greater knowledge and understanding they bring to a conversation and they are prized for this – only safety people know this stuff. But supporting managers and others requires more than technical capability alone. Helping colleagues explore problems and find the best solutions requires curiosity, skilful questioning and advanced, active listening skills – all attributes of a great coach. 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. Whether safety is only a part of your role or you’re a full-time professional, the case for developing your coaching skills is obvious and compelling. Read...

Health & Safety Training

As coaches our inclination is to be helpful and supportive. As experienced safety professionals with coaching skills, we’re able to go further than most training organisations are able to go in bringing about the changes you want to see in the workplace – post...

Health & Safety Development

The needs of your business determine the most effective and the most cost-efficient way of deploying this programme. Most probably you have health and safety people in your organisation already and only need a minimum of support, leading and coordinating your existing resources. From time to time, organisations need the sort of rapid progress that can only be achieved by having a full-time presence for a limited period and if that is the case, we can provide top-drawer NEBOSH qualified practitioners on an interim basis. Whatever your needs, our modus operandi is to ensure that our knowledge and skills are left behind in your...

Health & Safety Radar

“How, in today’s world, can Health & Safety practitioners motivate and influence Boards, managers and employees more than ever before? Whilst technical knowledge is vital, excellence in communication skills is an absolute imperative. Michael Emery’s presentation of his unique IOSH approved course “Coaching for Safety” provides safety practitioners with the distinctive advantage of being able to actively listen to people and then to turn this into a solution- focused coaching conversation. I’d highly recommend this course to health and safety practitioners who want to help Board members, managers and employees alike, achieve their health and safety goals, solve problems and learn and...