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Safe Pass – Who needs One?

Safe Pass is a one-day safety awareness programme aimed at general construction workers, craft workers and “on site” security personnel in the construction industry.  The aims of the programme are to:

  • Raise the standard of safety awareness in the construction industry
  • Ensure that site personnel after completing the one day awareness programme can make a positive contribution to the prevention of accidents and ill health while working on the site
  • Maintain a register of personnel who have received training
  • Provide participants with a SOLAS Safe Pass registration card, indicating that the holder has attended a formal course in health and safety awareness

Safe Pass

Under the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2006  Safe Pass / Safety Awareness Programmes applies to –

(a) Craft and general construction workers,

(b) Persons undertaking on-site security work, and

(c) Persons or classes of persons as may be prescribed by the Minister.

The Health and Safety Authority in conjunction with the Construction Advisory Committee have produced a summary of the categories of persons to whom Safe Pass does and does not apply.

What is Safe Pass?

it is a one-day safety awareness programme aimed at all who work on Construction sites.  The aims of the programme are to:

  • raise the standard of safety awareness in the construction industry
  • ensure that all site personnel after completing the one day awareness programme can make a positive contribution to the prevention of accidents and ill health while working on the site
  • maintain a register of personnel who have received training
  • provide participants with a registration card, indicating that the holder has attended a formal course in health and safety awareness

When do I need to renew my training?

  •  every 4 years.

I am only making a delivery to a site do I need Safe Pass?

  • Drivers of vehicles delivering building materials on construction sites must receive Safe Pass training.

Do students and seasonal workers need Safe Pass before working on a Construction site? 

  • Yes the Programme is aimed at all who work on a construction site, including new entrants.  If a student wants to apply for a job on a construction site for seasonal work they must have completed the training.

I need more information, where can I get it?

  • More information can be obtained from Solas on 01 6070500 or their website solas.ie

 

Dear Customers


All our public Safe Pass training has been suspended due to the risk of COVID-19.

Our own risk assessments have identified that the risk is too great to expose our customers and employees. The duration of the class requires participants (which can come from all of Europe) to be together for up to nine hours, based on the government’s advice that patrons cannot sit in a bar or restaurant for more than 1 hour 45 minutes, indicates that the risk is just too great to deliver training for five times this duration.


Due to limitations on participants, most companies have to charge €200+ per person to complete this training, we do not think it is fair to pass this sort of cost onto a customer, and this has also been a factor in our decision not to run.


We are waiting on the government to announce that all businesses can return to work as normal before we commence training again. We do apologize for any inconvenience caused. However, please be assured we are doing this with the best intentions for our customers and employees.
Please bear in mind that other training organizations are running the Safe Pass course, this is just our risk assessment.

We do have a wide range of online construction-related courses including Manual Handling & Abrasive Wheels training Click Here For a Full List of Courses and as an apology for the inconvenience caused we have included a 30% Off Discount Code SP30 to be used for online training.