Thinkers360
Interested in getting your own thought leader profile? Get Started Today.

David Cant ~ CFIOSH

Founder / Consultant, Adviser, Mentor and Coach at Veritas Consulting

Birmingham, United Kingdom

The world hasn't gone health and safety mad; the perception of health and safety has gone mad. What I find fascinating is that people believe that it's about rules, regulations, and paperwork, however, it goes much deeper than that. It’s closely linked to understanding people's behaviour and the organisational systems within which people work.

On the face of it, health and safety is something that seems to be very simple, but it is actually deceptively complicated. So it is perhaps not unsurprising that people struggle to get it right. Anyway.

For almost 20 years, I’ve been helping busy people in construction, and the built environment get it right. I make sense of CDM + health and safety, and the reasons why people behave the way they do, and why people don't behave the way they should do.

In fact, I love digging into compliance and people problems and solve them with a pragmatic and human approach.

A few ways I’ve helped people:

• Improved workers attitude toward safety
• Increased incident reporting to improve safety
• Reduced paperwork tasks with real conversations
• Coached managers to create better working environments
• Reduced at-risk behaviours before they result in injuries/ill health

Available For: Consulting, Influencing
Travels From: Birmingham

David Cant ~ CFIOSH Points
Academic 0
Author 49
Influencer 570
Speaker 3
Entrepreneur 20
Total 642

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Health and Safety Consultancy
Minimum Project Size: Undisclosed
Average Hourly Rate: Undisclosed
Number of Employees: Undisclosed
Company Founded Date: Undisclosed
Media Experience: 20 Years

Areas of Expertise

AI 30.01
Change Management
Coaching 30.88
COVID19 30.27
Culture 30.02
Emerging Technology 30.05
Future of Work 30.02
Health and Safety 42.11
HR
Innovation
Leadership 30.05
Management 30.09
PropTech
Risk Management 33.07
Sustainability

Industry Experience

Engineering & Construction
Professional Services
Retail

Publications

49 Article/Blogs
Mindful Moves: Improving Workplace Safety with the Science of Smart Choices
Import from wordpress feed
November 09, 2023
Rewriting the Script:

In our minds, we often follow scripts that lead us to shortcuts or risky decisions. Behavioural science helps us rewrite these scripts. It’s like giving our brains a safety upgrade, tweaking the narrative so that making the safer choice becomes the new leader’s jou

See publication

Tags: Coaching, Risk Management, Risk Management

How to approach a worker about a health and safety issue.
Import from wordpress feed
October 12, 2023
Approach with Care
First things first, approach your co-worker with a friendly and understanding attitude.
The post How to approach a worker about a health and safety issue. appeared first on David Cant.

See publication

Tags: Coaching, Health and Safety

A journey in safety management empowering positive change
David Cant
September 08, 2023
I want to share a journey of the old me and the new me, a personal transformation from the negative to the positive regarding safety management.

See publication

Tags: Management, Risk Management

I bet you this tricks your mind: The Einstellung Effect
David Cant
August 24, 2023
n essence, the Einstellung Effect implies that we might subconsciously stick to conventional methods when it comes to safety. It can even hamper finding innovative solutions that could provide better protection

See publication

Tags: Health and Safety, Risk Management

Master how to sell your safety ideas and inspire action
Import from wordpress feed
July 13, 2023
Understand your audience:
You must understand your audience’s perspectives, needs, and motivations to influence and persuade effectively. Put yourself in their shoes, empathise with their concerns, and tailor your approach accordingly.
The post Master how to sell your safety ideas and inspire

See publication

Tags: Coaching, Leadership

Inspiring Safety Excellence: Leading by Example – Mark’s Journey
Import from wordpress feed
July 03, 2023
Mark’s journey is a testament to the power of compassion, dedication, and the ripple effect of positive change in creating safer and healthier workplaces.
The post Inspiring Safety Excellence: Leading by Example – Mark’s Journey appeared first on David Cant.

See publication

Tags: Coaching, Coaching, Leadership

Leadership Coaching: Lets unlock your true potential
Import from wordpress feed
February 06, 2023
The coaching relationship is typically between the leader and a professional coach, who may be an internal or external consultant. It is designed to help the leader identify areas for improvement, set goals, and develop action plans to achieve those goals.
The post Leadership Coaching: Lets unlock y

See publication

Why safety professionals need to be the friendliest people in the workplace
Import from wordpress feed
January 25, 2023
Being friendly and approachable can help break down barriers and create a more open, psychologically safe and inclusive environment where employees feel comfortable sharing concerns or asking questions.
The post Why safety professionals need to be the friendliest people in the workplace appeared fir

See publication

Tags: Coaching

The Power of Influence: How to make a positive impact in your workplace
Import from wordpress feed
January 12, 2023
Here are a few strategies you can use to influence your colleagues:
The post The Power of Influence: How to make a positive impact in your workplace appeared first on David Cant.

See publication

Tags: Coaching

How to approach employees not following the safety rules and improve safety culture
Import from wordpress feed
September 16, 2022
My immediate question is, “Why and how are these employees allowed to work in this manner?”
The post How to approach employees not following the safety rules and improve safety culture appeared first on David Cant.

See publication

Tags: Coaching, Coaching, Culture, Leadership

Five Tips For More Engaging Safety Briefings
David Cant
March 08, 2022
Briefings are crucial for creating an effective culture of safety and communicating the important messages colleagues need to hear.

Without proper communication, people can fall out of the loop with procedures, rules, and updates, which can, in turn, put them at risk of serious injury or worse. When people are on the same page, you expect things to run smoothly.

See publication

Tags: Health and Safety, Risk Management

The Types of Risk-Taker and How To Spot Them
David Cant
February 11, 2022
As a health and safety manager, it’s frustrating when near misses or accidents occur because someone took an unnecessary risk.

See publication

Tags: Health and Safety

Why health and safety should be considered in the hiring process
David Cant
December 16, 2021
When they hear ‘health and safety’, most people – particularly managers – immediately jump to fire drills, risk assessments and box-ticking. But health and safety in the workplace is far more than that.

See publication

Tags: Health and Safety

Replacing Paperwork With Peoplework: How To Engage Employees With Safety
David Cant
December 08, 2021
Health and safety management can sometimes feel like an uphill struggle. Although most people understand that it plays an important part in keeping us safe, when there are a million things to do and little time to do them, it can easily fall by the wayside.

See publication

Tags: Management, Health and Safety

Set your sights higher with safety leadership coaching
David Cant
March 16, 2021
Safety and risk management at work is easy.

When you spot someone flouting the rules, all you need to do is pull them aside, show them your laminated safety posters on the office corkboard, give them a telling off, then send them on their way with a newfound passion for safety.

See publication

Tags: Health and Safety, Risk Management

The Importance of Psychological Safety On Your Site
David Cant
February 19, 2021
We’ve likely all had thoughts about ways to improve processes at work – in safety and beyond – no matter what role we’re in.

Unfortunately, not everyone feels comfortable enough to voice their opinions at work, either due to fear of judgment or the risks of punishment in poorly managed workplaces, where employees’ opinions are not high on the priority list.

See publication

Tags: Health and Safety

Principal Designer Support: What You Need to Know
Import from wordpress feed
February 08, 2021
In 2015, the Construction Design and Management Regulations (CDM) were updated to simplify this vital legislation and make responsibilities within construction projects crystal clear. The new CDM regulations, introduced in...

See publication

Tags: Health and Safety

Are your Toolbox talks irrelevant?
Import from wordpress feed
February 08, 2021
Listen to this practical insight which goes beyond the clipboard to help you improve safety performance and toolbox talks.
The post Are your Toolbox talks irrelevant? appeared first on David Cant.

See publication

Tags: Health and Safety

Risk Management During COVID-19
Import from wordpress feed
February 03, 2021
Working practices have shifted dramatically, and health and safety managers and those charged with risk management have found themselves in a new and challenging environment.
The post Risk Management During COVID-19 appeared first on David Cant.

See publication

Tags: Health and Safety, Risk Management, COVID19

The Human Factor – Managing Risky Behaviour at Work
Import from wordpress feed
February 03, 2021
While this is great news, health and safety managers risk getting lost in risk assessments and legislation, overlooking the biggest risk of all: the human factor.
The post The Human Factor – Managing Risky Behaviour at Work appeared first on David Cant.

See publication

Tags: Health and Safety, Risk Management

How can you motivate your workers to wear PPE
Import from wordpress feed
February 03, 2021
Though employers should make an effort to minimise and mitigate risks as much as possible, sometimes the use of PPE is unavoidable.
The post How can you motivate your workers to wear PPE appeared first on David Cant.

See publication

Tags: Health and Safety

How to sell the safety message like a top salesperson
Import from wordpress feed
December 09, 2020
The role of health and safety manager goes far beyond ticking boxes, creating risk assessments, and writing reports. Safety managers are responsible for curating and reinforcing a strong, effective safety...

See publication

Tags: Health and Safety

The New Building Safety Regulator Explained
Import from wordpress feed
November 11, 2020
In the wake of the devastating Grenfell Tower Fire in 2017, legislators were forced to answer some tough questions about construction management and the safety of large, multi-occupancy buildings in...

See publication

CSCS Cards Explained
Import from wordpress feed
July 15, 2020
In a health and safety conscious world, site managers and potential employers want to know the person they are hiring is trained and competent. One of the easiest and most...

See publication

Tags: Health and Safety

Has health and safety really gone mad?
Import from wordpress feed
July 09, 2020
It’s health and safety gone mad. Whether you are a veteran contractor or new to the job, you’ve heard it, and possibly even said it yourself. Since the widespread introduction...

See publication

1 Founder
Veritas Consulting Safety Services
Veritas Consulting
January 03, 2007
A safety + health practitioner armed with a refreshing trademark mix of technical know-how, practical insight and a rolled-up sleeves approach, committed to helping businesses and people shape safety risk management the way it should be.

See publication

Tags: Health and Safety, Risk Management

1 Speaking Engagement
FIS Client Guide to Office Fit-Out and Refurbishment - David Cant
FIS Finishes and Interiors Sector
July 06, 2017
David Cant, Director and Chartered Safety Practitioner at Veritas Consulting talks about the importance of health and safety in an office fit-out.

See publication

Tags: Health and Safety, Risk Management

Thinkers360 Credentials

4 Badges

Blog

Opportunities

Contact David Cant ~ CFIOSH

Book a Meeting

Media Kit

Share Profile

Contact Info

  Profile

David Cant ~ CFIOSH


Latest Activity