OSH practitioners know about the law and the standards that need to be achieved and they have experience of how others have solved problems. This is the greater knowledge and understanding they bring to a conversation. But there is a growing realisation that technical capabilities alone are not enough. Increasingly organisations are looking for safety people with a more sophisticated skill-set than some of the more traditional stereotypes. They want practitioners who can collaborate with managers and support them in exercising their responsibilities. Coaching is all about being collaborative, supportive and helpful.
Speaker: Michael Emery, Securus Health & Safety Limited