“S.E.A.T.” Safety Coaching Method: Tailoring the Script

S.E.A.T. revisionNow that we’ve looked in detail at the “Have a S.E.A.T.” safety coaching model, the next step is to tailor it.  The sample dialogue we used to learn the model is just a script and nothing more.  It’s based on how that dialogue might sound from one coach’s perspective.  But it’s probably not how you would state the same points, so it’s important to work that out beforehand.  Here’s a way to tailor the S.E.A.T. model to your own conversational style. [content_protector password=”tailor” identifier=”tailor”]

Remember, the S.E.A.T. method stands for:

Stop the action”

Engage the employee”

“get Agreement”

Thank them”

The video below refers to a “S.E.A.T. Revision Worksheet” that can be used to tailor this coaching model to your own conversational style, using your own words and terminology.

Download the S.E.A.T. Revision Worksheet here, or from the link just below the video, and work through the steps to revise the script and practice the model using scenarios you’re already familiar with.

Good luck tailoring and using the “Have a S.E.A.T.” coaching model for coaching observed unsafe behaviors.  That’s it 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.