ISM Training Services specialise in providing accredited training for both private and business customers to attain or renew their Safe Pass certificate. Read our Safe Pass Frequently Asked Questions or learn more about our Health & Safety Courses.
Our Safe Pass course provides the mandatory health and safety awareness knowledge and certification for anyone working on a construction site. The course takes place in our Finglas and Tallaght classrooms over the course of one day starting at 8:00am.
Our Safe Pass course and instructors are fully accredited by SOLAS.
What is this course?
Safe Pass is a mandatory health and safety awareness programme. The course will cover all aspects of health and safety standards and practices in the construction industry with the aim of lowering the level of risk to staff when working onsite. Trainees will be introduced to legislation covering site safety and accident reporting, carrying out risk assessments, and safety around construction vehicles and equipment. Read our Safe Pass Frequently Asked Questions or learn more about our Health & Safety Training Courses.
This is a one day course which takes place in our classrooms at either our Finglas or Tallaght Training Centres. Trainees will receive professional and cooperative instruction from our SOLAS-approved Trainer in a safe and quiet environment away from the noise and pressures of the work area.
Safe Pass is operated and managed by SOLAS who govern the training requirements for all construction workers in Ireland. SOLAS maintain a register of personnel who have completed the Safe Pass programme and authorise Safe Pass registration cards to confirm that holders have attended a formal course.
Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013, all construction workers in Ireland – including apprentices and trainees – are legally bound to hold a valid Safe Pass Registration Card. It is an employer’s legal responsibility to ensure that all apprentices, trainees and onsite security workers have received safety awareness training and have a Safe Pass registration card before they can work on construction sites.
Who should attend?
It is mandatory to attend a Safe Pass course for anyone working on a construction site including apprentices registered under the Standards Based Apprenticeship Scheme and trainees undergoing Traineeships. Trainees may work as Craft Workers, General Construction Workers, Contracted Drivers Onsite etc. and require a Safe Pass certification before being allowed onsite. All onsite workers must have updated knowledge of health and safety standards and practices to prevent the risk of injury to themselves or their colleagues. Trainees who complete this course will be enabled to access work on any construction site in Ireland.
In order to attend this training, trainees must be a minimum of 16 years old and have a strong command of written and spoken English as the course is conducted entirely in English including a written assessment.
What qualifications will I receive?
All trainees will complete a written assessment at the end of the course. This consists of 20 multiple choice questions with a minimum pass mark of 14 correct answers. Should a trainee not pass the assessment they will immediately re-sit the assessment on the same day. A second fail grade will result in a trainee being required to repeat the Safe Pass course on another date.
When you complete the programme, your ISM Trainer will upload your results to the SOLAS card management system. Your Safe Pass Registration Card will be issued to your ISM Trainer about five working days after they upload your information to the system.
Safe Pass Registration Cards are valid for four years after which time the cardholder must attend another Safe Pass course to update their safety awareness training. A new Safe Pass Registration Card will be issued on successful completion of the training course.
- Introduction of Site Safety
- Legislation and Site Safety
- Site Accident Reporting
- Introduction to Risk Assessment
- Risk Assessment for Electricity
- Risk Assessment for Evacuations
- Risk Assessment for Heights
- Behaviour-Based Safety
- Site Safety and Construction Equipment
- Site Safety and Construction Vehicles
- Personal Health and Welfare
- Noise and Vibration
- Personal Protective Equipment