Behavioral Coaching

Behavioral safety coaching for leadership and workforce

Training alone is not effective in producing long-term, sustainable behavioral and cultural change. The knowledge and skills gained in training must be embedded, which means old habits must be broken and new ones adopted. Our health and safety coaching services ensure this occurs by supporting the process.

Customized behavioral coaching services - DEKRA

Our coaches work to an agreed intervention plan created through consultation with you using diagnostic and assessment tools. The plan is designed to help you reach your safety objectives, and we provide regular reporting to measure progress towards these goals.

Our safety coaches are able to adapt to a variety of audiences and effectively address company leadership as well as rank and file workers.

Your benefits

  • A customized improvement plan based on your input as well as reliable diagnostic tools.
  • Coaching services adapted to both leadership and rank and file employees.
  • Sustainable behavioral change that leads to consistently better safety outcomes.

Our Approach

Our coaching can take many forms, however its purpose is always the same: to increase awareness, understanding, belief, and advocacy around health and safety behaviors. To increase awareness and understanding, bite-size coaching sessions on specific topics can be delivered to the workforce and leadership level. Because consistent, sustained behavioral change is only possible when participants believe in its necessity, we follow up with coaching sessions aimed at generating belief and commitment to change. As your staff becomes more knowledgeable about the reasons behind specific changes, they are increasingly likely to “own” them, and behavioral change becomes a more organic process spurred by self-motivation.

Our coaches conduct group and 1:1 coaching sessions to support the process. At the workforce level, our coaches are on site, where the work is being done, to conduct on-the-job coaching. At a leadership level, coaching is more often 1:1, however group coaching sessions can be held to address a specific topic which all leaders would be benefit from.

Behavioral coaching services – DEKRA

Cultural change takes between 3 and 5 years to establish itself, however changes in the climate begin to be evident within a few months. It is crucial to us that this change is maintained, because changes taking place in the direct aftermath of a training course are often temporary unless there is support to help staff fully integrate the behaviors they have learned. We know that your company’s safety culture will have the opportunity to truly mature once climate transforms into culture.

Why DEKRA?

  • We are expert coaches recruited based on our experience in high hazard industries and our impressive credentials and qualifications.
  • We have a system of regular re-assessments and evaluations in place while coaching programs are underway to ensure change is occurring as planned.
  • We specialize in coaching programs tailored to our clients’ needs.