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Safe Pass FAQs

What is Safe Pass training?

Safe Pass training is a one-day safety awareness programme generally aimed at those working in the construction sector. The programme aims to raise the standard of safety awareness in the construction industry so that after the completion of the one-day awareness programme, all construction workers can positively contribute to preventing accidents and ill health while working on the site.

Who needs Safe Pass training?

Under the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013,  Safe Pass / Safety Awareness Programmes only apply 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.

Can I do this course online?

No, the course is classroom-based training.

What is the standard course duration and how many years is the certificate for?

The course duration is one full day. The certification is valid for 4 years.

Is there an exam?

You must complete a multiple-choice questionnaire at the end of your course to demonstrate that you fully understood the course content.

Where are the courses located?

We deliver our public courses from our training centres in Tallaght, Dublin 24 and Finglas, Dublin 11, and we also train off-site nationwide at our customer’s locations.

English is not my first language, is this course for me?

The course and exam are delivered in English. If you want to check further, talk to our team directly; we will be happy to help.

How can I book?

You can book online now or contact our team at 01-8641790. If the date you are looking for is unavailable on our website, call us! We are adding courses all the time.

Manual Handling FAQs

What is manual handling?

Manual handling is any activity where a person moves a load by lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, holding or restraining. A typical example is transporting heavy boxes by hand in a warehouse. The risk of carrying out a manual handling task without proper training is an injury to the spine, arms, legs and joints

What is included in training?

Participants will learn everything they need to know about moving loads safely in the workplace. Our ISM instructor will explain how a load carried can impact the joints and muscles and the long-term effects of poor manual handling technique on the skeleton. Participants will watch and engage in a practical demonstration of lifting, pushing, pulling and storing loads. Everyone will finish the course with a greater understanding of safe manual handling practices in the workplace.

Where can I do this course?

Manual handling courses are offered at our Finglas and Tallaght Training Centres. Find our location addresses here

How long is this course?

The course is 2 hours long and is completed in one day.

What certification will I get?

All participants will receive an ISM Certificate of Competition provided they pass all theoretical and practical elements of the course. The certification is valid for three years. You can renew your certificate by completing the course again.

How much does this course cost?

The manual handling course costs €60 at our Finglas Training Centre and €39* at our Tallaght Training Centre. *Online exclusive.

Can I do this course online?

No. Our manual handling course occurs in person at our Finglas and Tallaght Training Centres.

Is there an exam?

All participants will sit an exam at the end of their course. The exam involves a multiple choice questionnaire and a practical demonstration to show you understand the safe techniques for moving heavy loads.

English is not my first language. Can I still do this course?

The course and exam are delivered in English only. Participants who do not speak English as their first language should phone our Training Team on 01 864 1790 to enquire about additional available resources.

What will my manual handling cert enable me to do?

A manual handling cert ensures employers that a person is competent to risk assess and perform manual handling tasks in their workplace.

How can I book onto this course?

Our manual handling course can be booked online here. If there are no dates online that suit you, please give us a call on 01 864 1790.

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Health & Safety Training

Health & Safety training is required by law for all employers and employees to ensure their safety, health and welfare. This is covered by the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, which sets out employers’ and employees’ duties to maintain a safe work environment. The most common non-fatal injuries are manual handling-related, with 25% of these accidents happening in the industrial sector. Management of health and safety through training will reduce the chance of an accident in your workplace, improve staff morale and motivation, and save the company money overall. At ISM, we have a range of courses to provide employers and employees with the health and safety certification needed to manage risks in the workplace.