Health, Safety and Environment

Health and Safety (HSE) Coordinator

Health and Safety Coordinators are responsible for making sure that policies that protect the employer’s properties and keep employees safe are created or formulated. Their role entails drawing up or formulating and communicating safety policies, making sure that such policies cover basic safety rules/regulations, accident investigation/evaluation and/or reporting procedures. They also have a key responsibility in the gathering, analysis and reporting of a range of safety reports and statistics.

About this role

Typical duties

  • Intervenes in correcting unsafe work practices that may be going on in an organisation
  • Monitors employee's and employer's compliance with safety policies and/or guidelines
  • Organises accident investigation processes and coordinates the production of reports and follow up corrective actions
  • Develops safety policies and procedures in line with business requirements
  • Keeps records of all safety-related issues within the organisation and makes sure that corrective measures are taken
  • Organises routine and specialist staff training on health and safety matters
  • Gathers and analyses a range of safety statistics and produces regular reports
  • Reports any breaches of safety procedures to supervision / management
  • Actively participates in and promotes company health and safety campaigns, policies and procedures, and ensures personal safety and that of colleagues at all times

In the industry

Health and Safety Coordinators play a very important role in the implementation of safety plans and policies. They also monitor and evaluate the outcome and effect of such policies. When it comes to necessary safety training, they are often in charge of organizing such training and also putting in place documents that show that employees have undergone such training. They are found in a range of organisations including the Operators who own or manage production installations, major Engineering Contractors Engineering, Consultancies and specialist Safety Consultancies. They may work as part of a dedicated safety team, or as part of a specific project team. They may have the requirement to occasionally travel to production installations from time to time.


  • Office
  • Outdoors
  • Offshore


  • University
  • College
  • Apprenticeships

What do I need?

Key Skills

  • Team working
  • Verbal communication
  • Written communication
  • Problem solving
  • Analysing
  • Planning
  • Organising
  • IT
  • Numerical
  • Creativity
  • Working to deadlines
  • Flexibility


Entry requirements:

  • Minimum HND or equivalent in suitable engineering or safety related discipline or relevant experience
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Basic offshore induction and emergency training (BOSIET)
  • Offshore Medical Certificate
  • OPITO Minimum Industry Safety Standards (MIST)

Employers might also look for:

  • Strong IT skills Strong communication skills
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.