The Safe Pass Health and Safety Awareness Training Programme aims to ensure that all construction workers have a basic knowledge of health and safety. Safe Pass is a one-day programme to enable them to work on construction sites without being a risk to themselves or others who might be affected by their actions.
Employers are required by law to ensure that employees on construction sites carry Safe Pass cards. As a result, employers must ensure that all employees are properly trained. This provision for Safe Pass training is set down in Schedule 6, SI 481 of 2001 (Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations, 2001).
The Safe health and safety awareness training provided under the Safe Pass Programme complies with the provisions of the Safety, Health, and Welfare at Work Act 2005, the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations (pdf), and the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013.
Aims of the Safe Pass programme
The Safe Pass programme aims to:
Raise the standard of safety awareness in the construction industry
Ensure that all construction site workers undergo basic health and safety awareness training with the view to making a positive contribution to the prevention of accidents and avoidance of health hazards
Maintain a register of construction site and local authority workers who have received such health and safety training
Provide all Safe Pass participants with a Safe Pass registration card that will indicate that the holders have attended a formal course in health and safety awareness
All workers in the construction sector, including construction apprentices registered under the Standards-Based Apprenticeship Scheme and trainees undergoing trainee-ships in the construction industry, must undergo safety awareness training and registration under the Safe Pass Programme before they begin work on a construction site.
There are FAQs about the Safe Pass programme on the Health and Safety Authority website.
|Who should attend:||Construction workers and on site personnel.|
|Assessment, Certification||SOLAS (FAS) Safe Pass Registration Card|
|Certificate Valid for||4yrs.|
|Max. No. of Trainees||20|