Soft Skills Seminar

22 September 2014

The IOSH Humber Branch and Consultancy Group held a joint seminar on soft skills on 17 September. 

Soft skills seminar


Coaching Skills

Michael Emery (Securus Health & Safety) opened the session by clarifying what coaching was and then led into the attributes of a good coach.  Practical elements included a very interactive listening exercise.  The role of the safety practitioner was outlined followed by why they need coaching skills.

Influencing Behaviour

Alan Searle (Alan Searle Consultancy) presented on influencing behaviour for the second session.  Alan started with human factors and then moved into perception and personality.  The session then moved onto reviewing why perceptions and judgement matters.  Alan led a practical exercise on the Myers-Briggs type indicator and presented on the Big Five personality traits / dimensions.

Humber Branch

The next IOSH Humber Branch meeting will be on Wednesday 01 October and there will be a presentation by the IOSH Campaigns Team on the new Occupational Cancer Campaign.

For more information contact the Secretary, Sarah Reilly at

Consultancy Group

The IOSH Consultancy Group is currently planning a series of events to assist members to develop their core business skills.  Other focus areas include: providing guidance and resources, networking opportunities, developments with OSHCR, and notification on important changes including ISO 45001 and regulatory matters.

For more information contact the Chair, Craig Foyle at