David Cant

Refreshingly pragmatic safety and risk management solutions.

Are you looking for a safety professional who can deliver practical, tailored strategies to tackle your unique challenges and improve your work performance?


Good news! You’re in the right place.

About David

David Cant - Chartered Safety Practitioner

I’m a practical, hands-on safety professional with over 20 years of real-world experience helping construction and the built environment make workplaces better through implementing proactive, focused safety management.

None of that fluffy nonsense, real pragmatic risk-reducing strategies that work.

Safety is not about paperwork. It’s about people.

Safety is not about ticking boxes on forms or completing checklists. It’s about looking out for each other. Paperwork won’t catch you if you slip and stumble, but your co-worker might.

It’s the people who make your workplace safe. Not those procedures tucked neatly away in a folder on a shelf gathering dust.

The real magic happens when people are engaged. Have open and honest conversations, feel valued and are empowered to do the right thing.

You can help that magic happen with three small changes

  1. Focus more on your people and less on the paperwork
  2. Spend more time understanding why employees do what they do
  3. Be innovative with engaging and communicating with your employees.

What’s stopping you from focusing on what matters and making a difference?

Tap into David’s 20+ years of real-world expertise

As the founder of Veritas Consulting, David has been at the heart of a UK health and safety consultancy for over two decades, helping businesses pave the path to sustainable organisational culture and foster a better understanding of workplace safety – while fixing the potholes along the way.

David is a Chartered Fellow (CFIOSH) of IOSH (The world’s largest membership organisation for recognised safety professionals), which honours individuals who have made significant contributions to influence the practice of safety and risk management in wider society.

As well as recognised for being among the most sought after practitioners in the industry, he is a frequent columnist contributor to well-read industry journals, a mentor-coach and adviser to CEOs, senior management, and people on the frontline.

Standing out from the crowd

Over the years, David has made a name for himself as a trusted voice in safety and risk management. Across the industry, he has used social media, and networking, published numerous blog articles, built long-term professional partnerships, appeared on TV, and has been interviewed by reputable organisations to solidify his enviable reputation.

Professional Industry Memberships:

  • Chartered Fellow member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (CFIOSH)
  • Member of the International Institute of Risk Safety Management (MIIRSM)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (OSHCR)
  • Member of Institute of Construction Management (MIConstM)
  • Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI)
  • Member of the Association of Coaching (MAC)
  • Member of The Institute of Leadership (MioL)

Let David help you.

By working with David, you can be assured that whatever you need, he will use everything he has learned over a long career in the industry to support, coach and act as a reliable resource and trusted business partner, rather than a man just walking around with a clipboard.

Services

It is easier to describe what David does not do than list all the services he can dream up. He does not offer “off the shelf” safety risk management solutions. Instead, David works with businesses to identify what they need to overcome challenges and develop tailored solutions to improve organisational performance.

Coaching for safety leadership

Learn to Coach Effectively

Regular 1:1 coaching sessions for people and teams who want to be more coach-like.

A 6 month program consisting of 1hr sessions with 12 months support either virtually or face to face.

Most clients who book regular 1-hour coaching sessions virtually over the 6 month period see results immediately.

ONLY £795.00

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coaching strategy course for personal development

Sharpen your Coaching Skills

Sharpen your coaching for improved work performance.

This coaching strategy email course over 7 days is designed to help you improve your communication techniques, build relationships and learn to coach people better.

ONLY £149.50

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Leadership skills development course

Enhance your Leadership Skills

Learn key aspects of leadership to help you become a better leader.

Over 5 comprehensive modules with examples, templates, scenarios and more.

Very popular with clients combined with the 7-day coaching strategy email course.

ONLY – £74.50

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Safety Sounding Board (Pick My Brain)

What is the safety sounding board?

Ad-hoc One hour sessions to pick my brain.

On Teams, Zoom, Googlemeet, and WhatsApp or phone.

A dedicated place for you to learn techniques and approaches to solve problems.

ONLY – £145.00

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Safety Coaching Programme

Want to learn how to be more coach-like and make a difference?

Did you know that safety coaching is probably the most effective way to change workers’ behaviour?

If you want to learn how to get your team on board with a culture of safety and maximise the behaviour of everyone in your workplace, then this safety coaching programme is for you.

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Construction health and safety services

Construction Safety Services

Businesses optimising their safety and risk management strategies are the core ingredients for improving safety performance.

To make a positive difference, David can help with;

  • CDM Consultancy
  • Safety System Strategies
  • Construction Safety
  • Audits and Inspections
  • Competent Person Service
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Feedback

Don’t take Davids word for it…..read what people have said!

“David developed strategies that work well in our workplace, somehow managing to be straightforward while also providing unexpected added value.”

Mark Barrow - Managing Director at the SEC Group

“Thank you very much for the training session the team thought it was very good, informative and has given us a few things to work on.

Following the positive session, I would like to replicate for other areas of the business including Rail, Structures & Infrastructure Design.”

Alex Jones - Head of Health and Safety at BWB Consulting

“David provided us with a review of our Health and Safety management systems and streamlined our processes and procedures for us to work with.

David’s personable nature made what could have been an onerous task a lot easier.” 

Jenny Smith - L&D Director at The Helm Property Group

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your support over the past twelve months.

Despite the continual challenges that this pandemic has created, we have managed to continue to operate safely on our sites across the UK and complete projects on time and to high quality, a fact that has been acknowledged and applauded by our clients.

We are hugely proud of how our team has responded, and as you are very much part of our team, we wanted you to know how grateful we are for your contribution.

I look forward to continuing to succeed together”.

Iain Holden - CEO of The TSK Group

On the blog

All the practical insights and quality guidance you need to help improve safety risk management strategy and performance.

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Article

Risk assessment and the curious case of the missing banana peel

Construction safety management is a bit like trying to herd cats while riding a unicycle on a tightrope.

It’s a delicate dance between ensuring the well-being of your employees and keeping the wheels of productivity turning.

But fear not, dear reader, for I, your humble safety guide, am here to illuminate the path to safety management success.

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Construction health and safety services

Article

The silent threat of complacency on construction sites

In the fast-paced world of construction, where every second counts, complacency can emerge as a silent but potent threat to safety.

Despite the constant emphasis on protocols, training, and equipment, the human element remains a critical factor in ensuring a secure work environment.

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Behavioural Change in Construction

Article

Transformative Triumph: Unleashing the Power of Behavioural Change in the Workplace.

Once upon a time, I worked with a client determined to foster a positive shift in their workplace culture. The key challenge was instigating behavioural change among their employees to enhance collaboration and boost productivity.

And so, we kicked things off.

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David Cant

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Contact David

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