Safe Pass


Safe Pass is a safety awareness training programme for construction workers. This one-day programme provides workers with a basic knowledge of health and safety to make them aware of the inherent dangers on work sites so that they will not be a risk to themselves or to their co-workers who work alongside them.


Program Aims

  • Raise the standard of safety awareness in the construction industry;
  • Ensure that, over time, all site personnel undergo basic health and safety awareness training to enable them to work on-site without being a risk to themselves or others who might be affected by their acts or omissions;
  • Maintain a Register of personnel who have undertaken the Safe Pass Program;
  • Issue a SOLAS Safe Pass Registration Card to those who successfully complete the program which informs employers that the cardholder has attended a formal course in health and safety awareness.

Course Content 

  • The Reasons for Promoting Safety
  • Health and Safety at Work Legislation
  • Accident Reporting & Emergency Procedure
  • Accident Prevention
  • Health & Hygiene
  • Manual Handling
  • Working at Heights
  • Working with Electricity, Underground and Overhead Services.
  • Use of Hand Held Equipment and Tools
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Safe Use of Vehicles
  • Noise and Vibrations
  • Excavations and Confined Spaces



  • Must be a minimum of 16 years old
  • A reasonable proficiency of the English language is required 
  • Must have TWO (2) passport size photographs on the day
  • Must have their Irish PPS number on the day
  • Participants must have photographic ID on the day (e.g., previous safe pass card, passport, drivers licence etc.).