The role of the Safety Coordinator is to deploy the safety policy of a company regardless of its size or sector of activity. The coordinator’s objectives are:

  • safety and physical and mental health of employees,

  • control of the impact of the company's activity on the environment,

  • compliance with internal, external and regulatory requirements.

To achieve them, the Safety Coordinator has the resources allocated by the company and the tools and methodologies that are part of his/her skills.
A developed know-how is absolutely necessary to be efficient because of the cross-functionality of the profession and the function.



The position of Safety Coordinator can be ensured by promoting specially trained site technicians (or senior technicians) who first have a good knowledge of their company (activity, issues, risks).
Most often training or diplomas of Bac+2 or Bac+3 are required in the areas of prevention or the technical sector corresponding to the company:

  • Health, Safety & Environment DUT (University technological diploma)

  • Professional license (Bac+3) specializing in the fields of hygiene, safety & the environment

  • University diplomas in production & quality management

  • Level III certified title of safety & environment coordinator



Part of the activity is administrative: recordings of reports, visit reports, keeping of safety results, etc.
A significant part is carried out in the field, in contact with operators and their local supervision: in offices, in workshops, or on construction sites.

  • Develop prevention plans for the company
  • Update of the Single Document
  • Define the training actions to be carried out in terms of prevention
  • Lead/organize training sessions
  • Administrative management of accreditation titles (electrical, authorization to operate machinery – aerial platforms, forklifts, etc.)
  • Workplace accident monitoring management
  • Ensure that the Hygiene, Health and Safety prevention policy is applied
  • Assist in the drafting of SSHPP and prevention plans
  • Active monitoring of legislative changes in the area of Health and Safety at work
  • Advising role during the purchase of personal protective equipment
  • Carrying out safety reporting at a frequency defined by the company

The Safety Coordinator is required to work with external contributors such as:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Department

  • Prevention organizations: CRAM ...

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  • Specific requirements:

    • Be organized
    • Have synthesis and analysis skills
    • Have good communication skills
    • Be a diplomat
    • Knowing how to work in a team