What drives safety success in your organisation has changed dramatically in recent years… Safety coaching that focuses on front line example setting and people connection is no longer a luxury it’s an absolute must do. Unless you are teaching your supervisors and managers how to be front-line safety coaches… you must stop and ask why not?
Your organisation’s safety training must emphasise safety coaching in order to stay up-to-date with what has been proven to drive success in safety in today’s culture.
Steve has been instrumental in helping Mabey Bridge develop its award winning belief based safety culture programme ‘Thinksafe’ The high energy training sessions and strategic guidance that Steve brought to the programme was amazing and has now helped the Company secure a robust and interdependent safety culture. During the times when we were struggling to define a clear strategy that best suited our business, Steve provided the guiding light that illuminated our road map to success. (Kevin Rowe SHEQ Manager. Mabeybridge)
THERE ARE ONLY 3 REASONS WHY YOUR MANAGERS AND SUPERVISORS ARE FAILING TO DRIVE SAFETY SUCCESS IN YOUR ORGANISATION…
REASON NO 1. Your safety supervisors are still holding onto the outdated attitude that they are enforcing safety. To be honest the threat of waving the big stick and issuing orders and threats or discipline is not only ineffective it’s detrimental to achieving anything positive and sustainable. You can’t force people to work safely… if you do the very best you can expect is resistance and superficial compliance, when you’re around they will only do what they think they have to do, but when you’re not they will work against you. Real commitment to safety involves supervisors who are willing to adopt a completely new mindset and new skills. Supervisors have to stop seeing themselves as enforcers of safety and instead example setters safety coaches who are willing to step out and set examples and really strive to make a difference to the way people around them think-act and behave towards supporting a successful safety culture.
REASON NO 2. Supervisors that have been inadequately trained. We are all aware of supervisors who have been promoted into the job with the minimum of time invested in preparation and training. Often the hapless soul is left to his own devices and expected to learn as they go while the leaders expect and hope for top results. What actually happens is the new safety supervisors gets bogged down with administration, production, quality control, and people issues and safety is put on the back burner… until something goes wrong. If you want to create a successful safety culture in your organisation you need to have supervisors that have leadership support and specialised training that is specific to communicating safety with a focus on improving their safety coaching skills.
REASON NO 3. Safety supervisors who don’t know. They have never learned how to apply the kinds of safety principles and strategies that are critical to coaching safety. Before they can confidently make a difference they have to know how to effectively and positively influence attitudes and behaviours with their actions. We teach principles that work and create success results in safety coaching by training coaches to learn confident intervention, caring coaching, and effective communication skills that will enable them to reach out as champions of safety and make a difference by coaching safety excellence from the front line.
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