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Safety Coaching - David Cant

Safety Coaching Programme

Learn to be more coach-like and you will make a difference

Imagine how you will feel with having confidence, improving workers’ behaviour and developing a culture of safety, knowing you’re doing the right things correctly.

And imagine how your own performance will improve, with a safety coach guiding and supporting you every step of the way, for an entire year.

Coaching is conversations; it’s relational. It’s about intentionally supporting you, and it’s about helping you to achieve things and enhance safety performance and develop a culture of safety.

Develop a culture of safety with confidence

When most people think about health and safety, they think about risk assessments, safety bulletins, and hi-viz wearing clipboard warriors. We’ve all heard about how ‘health and safety has gone mad’ and how businesses can’t get anything done for all the red tape.

But if you’re a health and safety person, you know that’s not true. In reality, health and safety is just common sense, and the so-called ‘red tape is really just a series of sensible precautions designed to ensure people can go home safely at the end of the workday.

How it’s communicated is the difference between a truly effective safety process and one that isn’t worth the paper it’s written. People don’t like being told to do something because they have to. So more often than not, safety briefings – no matter how well-intentioned – fall on deaf ears.

Instead, you need to communicate health and safety benefits to employees by talking to them like human beings rather than statistics and breaking down the benefits of a healthy safety culture.

You need to do more than tell people to follow the rules. You need to sell the rules to them.

That’s where I come in.

My safety coaching programme features communication techniques, leadership coaching, help with near-miss reporting, and more – all designed to help you improve safety performance in the right way.

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.

Safety coaching will help you strengthen culture

Taster Session – 1 hour

The Taster Session is designed to talk about how you can start improving your culture of safety, discuss the safety coaching programme and see if we are the right fit for each other.

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Main Session - 7 hours (Over 6 weeks)

An investment of 7 hrs of your time over six months includes worksheets, a personal action plan and 12 months of ongoing support, so you’re not alone and to keep you on track. Sessions can be delivered face-to-face, remotely or a mix of both at a time to suit you.

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What’s covered

Communication Techniques

Communication is key in health and safety: even the best-laid plans can go awry if everyone isn’t on board. Safety managers must be able to communicate procedures and the reasons behind them to ensure everyone is on the same page.

This module is designed to teach you strategies for getting the message out in a way that will get people listening. You’ll learn:

  • How to identify the types of employees within your business and the areas and benefits of safety they’re most likely to engage with
  • Non-confrontational methods designed to encourage risk-takers to change their behaviour without disciplinary action
  • The power of recognition in place of punishment or bribery and how to put it into practice
  • How to encourage near miss reporting, so your team helps improve safety performance

Holding Safety Briefings

Nobody enjoys a 50-page Powerpoint, and more importantly, a 50-page PowerPoint doesn’t work. Safety briefings are a crucial part of communicating safety to employees, but they must be both informative and engaging to be effective.

This module will teach you the skills you need to hold safe briefings that are easy to digest and dynamic.

  • Utilising body language, confidence, and non-confrontational tactics to turn a boring presentation into a rewarding conversation with real results
  • How to break down the information you need to communicate in a more effective way
  • Exercises to breathe life into safety to help get your worker buy-in

Approaching Contractors Working Unsafely

Health and safety managers must feel confident in approaching contractors working unsafely on-site, but it’s important to do this the right way to avoid unnecessary conflict. This module will equip you and your team with the right tools to properly interact with those on-site who might be putting others at risk and put them right.

Topics covered:

  • Knowing the right questions to ask, how and when
  • Learning how to engage those on-site in a conversation, not a confrontation
  • Encouraging contractors to realise their approach is unsafe and implement a safer solution without your direct input

Are you ready for safety coaching?

Okay, it’s straightforward. If you want more information, get in touch via the contact form below and I’ll get back to you.

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