Coaching for Safety Performance


– Six 1-hour modules in English, Chinese, French, German, Russian

Designed for:
– Organizations looking to embed sustainable safety behaviours and improve safety performance
– Managers and supervisors in high-reliability environments


– 2-day workshop plus embedding over 3 months

Designed for:
– Organizations looking to embed sustainable safety behaviours and improve safety performance
– Leaders in high-reliability environments

Creating a High-performance Safety Environment Through Safety Coaching

Developed in partnership with Linde AG, one of the world’s leading gas and engineering companies, this programme is designed to help leaders, managers and supervisors learn the safety coaching behaviours that will create and sustain a high-performance safety environment.

The greatest influencers of an organization’s culture are its leaders, it is their behaviours that create the conditions for performance. This programme focuses on leadership behaviour and teaches a practical approach to real situations.

“This programme gives our supervisors the skills required to create an environment of continuous improvement of health and safety.”
James Thieme, Continuous Improvement Co-ordinator, Linde AG, Germany


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The Results Speak for Themselves

As leaders, managers and supervisors change their behaviour and approach, the impact is clear and translates to improvements in safety performance (see graph).

Safety Performance

The extensive work done on Safety Maturity Models, including DuPont’s Bradley Curve, tells us that a high-performance safety culture is one in which people are empowered and have ownership of their own goals. Also, that the command and control structure of traditional management correlates to low performance. By equipping leaders, managers and supervisors with a coaching style of management, organizations can equip their leaders with the skills they need to transition to a high-performance safety environment.

“Coaching is a great style of effective management.”
Ahmed Elbyaily, HSE Manager, Global Construction HSE at Linde Engineering. Linde Arabian Contracting Co Ltd, Saudi Arabia
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Case Study – Linde Engineering

Coaching Skills Transform Safety Culture

Key to improving safety is an increased awareness of self, others and situation, supported by clear communication between workers and management. This motivates and enables people to take personal ownership for safety, make better decisions and respond in safer ways. A coaching style of management is perfect to achieve this. As part of Linde’s pioneering LeadSafe programme, we deliver in-person workshops and an e-learning safety coaching programme for their leaders to learn to adopt a “coach-like” approach in their role, to develop a leading-edge skill set and behaviours that reduce injuries and incidents and unleash their own potential and that of their team within safety performance … MORE

Partnering with the European Commission

One of our areas of specialization is in developing higher safety standards through coaching. For example, to lower fatalities caused by young male drivers, we have partnered with the European Commission to promote the adoption of coaching as the primary method of driver education throughout Europe. This involves retraining 40,000 driving instructors to teach in a coaching way with the specific aim of reducing accidents caused by young males on the road. A disproportionate percentage of young, inexperienced male drivers cause road fatalities, not because they cannot control a car but because they become competitive, aggressive, distracted or they show off. This is subconscious reaction much of the time but, through being coached, they learn to make considered choices through higher awareness that are suitable for the prevailing circumstances and thus reduce the number of fatalities.

Case Study – Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy

A Coaching Style Beats a Prescriptive Approach in a Military Test

The Fleet Air Arm in the UK is the Royal Navy’s aviation branch. It’s all about effective air power and support, both from the sea and shore bases no matter what the weather conditions. Joe Gough, trainer for the Fleet Air Arm’s competition team, came to train in coaching skills with Performance Consultants. On the coaching course, Gough was sceptical but quickly saw the potential benefits of using coaching in place of the usual military command and control method. He put safety coaching to the test in the Field Gun Race, described as “the world’s most dangerous sport” and “the toughest team competition in the world” … MORE

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The “Wow Factor”

Helping groups of leaders and managers to develop a coaching style of leadership requires specialized facilitation skills and expertise, consolidated by authentic coaching behaviours. Our approach to training is not a traditional classroom training. We call this “Experiential Coach Facilitation”. As the name suggests, the style is highly experiential and practical (versus theoretical), and takes advantage of Accelerated Learning Techniques and Adult Learning Theory.

Safety Coaching Programme Options

  • IN-HOUSE: We can deliver training for your organization at multiple venues of your choice, worldwide
  • BESPOKE OR OFF THE SHELF: We can tailor a coaching training programme perfectly to fit your organization’s unique requirements and strategic objectives
  • MULTI-CULTURAL & MULTI-LINGUAL: Our world-class trainers and materials are available for delivery globally
  • TRAIN THE TRAINER (TTT): We can equip your in-house trainers with the necessary knowledge and skills to deliver our training programme
  • ONLINE: This can be delivered as an online programme with synchronous (live) online training, asynchronous lessons, coaching demos, exercises and other study aids and mentor coaching
  • BLENDED LEARNING: Our e-Learning system is available as a resource and support for our in-house performance improvement programmes
  • CERTIFICATION: On completion of the minimum requirements, all participants receive a Certificate of Professional Development (CPD).
Booking and Enquiries
To order an in-house programme or to discuss how we can support the specific training needs of your managers, leaders and organization, please email or call +44 (0)20 3903 0011.