We structure our sessions to meet the individual’s circumstances, however a good coaching session would consist of the following components:
Often a short 30-minute discussion on current business conditions and its impact on safety culture. This would normally include a discussion on recent personal successes and challenges in improving the safety culture ‘in your patch’. Reviews of recent incident investigations are often discussed.
Site based coaching
The consultant will usually spend 1-2 hours with the leader at the worksite, coaching on safety interactions, assessing risks and the effectiveness of controls, and aligning on the current safety culture and opportunities to make further improvements. These are normally included in a personal action plan.
In the majority of cases, six coaching sessions (one session every 3 weeks) will get a leader to a level of competency and commitment where they can confidently continue the process for themselves and their team.