Coaching Unsafe Behaviors as an Employee

Have a S.E.A.T. CoachingThere aren’t many things more intimidating to a front-line employee than the prospect of acting on stop-work authority by coaching the unsafe behavior of a fellow employee. If it’s done in a confrontational way, it could result in a conflict or even an altercation in some cases.  On the other hand if it’s not done with confidence and leadership presence, it may just be ignored. [content_protector password=”coaching-unsafe” identifier=”coaching-unsafe”]

So, over the next few issues of Recordable Insights we’ll look at a non-confrontational, non-threatening coaching method that can be used by front-line employees to add substance to their stop-work authority and to start a conversation about on-the-spot unsafe behaviors that they may see. e-books-combined-3-store

We call this coaching method “Have a S.E.A.T.”  S.E.A.T. stands for:

Stop the action”

Engage the employee”

“get Agreement”

Thank them”

fctc-online-bannerWe’ll take a look at each of these steps starting with our next issue.  But that’s all for this edition of Recordable Insights.  We’ll see you next time.



About the Author

Eric Svendsen
Eric Svendsen, Ph.D., is Principal and lead change agent for safetyBUILT-IN, a safety-leadership learning and development organization. He has over 20 years experience in creating and executing outcomes-based leadership development and culture change initiatives aligned to organizational goals, and he personally led the safety-culture initiatives of a number of client organizations that resulted in “best ever safety performance” years for those companies.