Health and safety coordinator


A health and safety coordinator is responsible for maintaining and coordinating all health and safety aspects of offshore wind farm projects. They ensure that safety protocols are followed, conduct risk assessments, and identify, plan and execute methodologies and safe working practises to prevent accidents and incidents.

Lifecycle stages

Manufacturing, installation, operations and maintenance.

Typical employer

Manufacturer, developer, EPCI contractor or specialist consultancies.

Place of work

Onshore in an office, visiting the manufacturing facility, port, construction, and assembly site. May occasionally work offshore on a vessel at the wind farm site.

Typical working pattern

Full-time. Flexible working arrangements may be available.

Education, training and qualifications

Extensive experience as a health and safety coordinator, including fire marshal training, first aid certification, and a strong understanding of health and safety regulations and practises in construction projects. Advanced degrees or certifications such as NEBOSH, CSP are highly desirable.

Graduate and apprenticeship schemes are available at NFQ level 7 and NFQ level 4.

For offshore work, the following is required (may be provided by the employer):

  • Seafarers Offshore Medical

  • Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW)

  • Global Wind Organisation Basic Safety Training and,

  • Climbing and rescue at heights training.

Typical entry position & transferable sectors

Entry roles can include health and safety assistants and safety technicians. 

Highly transferable from similar industries such as oil and gas, aviation, rail and transport, and construction.

Career possibilities

Health and safety coordinators can progress to become senior health and safety coordinators, health and safety managers or move into areas of specialism such as environmental health and safety or risk management. 

Full time salary estimate

€30,000 (Safety technician) -€70,000 (Specialist H&S) per year, depending on experience.