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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 FAS 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?

Safe Pass 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?  If so who should pay?

  • 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