Construction Site Safety Courses

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Construction site safety courses are very important. Construction site safety courses should be taken by anyone who works on a construction site. The most common construction site safety course is the Safe Pass.

What is Safe Pass?

According to the Health and Safety Authority of Ireland, the Safe Pass is “a one-day safety awareness programme aimed at construction workers. The programme aims to raise the standard of safety awareness in the construction industry and that all construction workers 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.”

The Safe Pass Programme is operated and managed by Solas.

SafePass is a general awareness programme and training course that is designed to enable the person to carry out their work safely.

Who needs to do Safe Pass awareness training?

According to the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013, the Safe Pass / Safety Awareness Programme applies to: 

  • Craft and general construction workers,
  • Persons undertaking on-site security work, and
  • Persons or classes of persons as may be prescribed by the Minister.

Safe Pass Training Course Aim

The goal of a Safe Pass Training Course is to raise and maintain the high standard of Health and Safety awareness within the Irish Construction Industry. It is also aimed at ensuring that any site personnel learn basic Health and Safety Awareness Training. This is designed to have a positive impact on the prevention of accidents and avoidance of hazards.

What might I learn?

Learners on a Safe Pass training course are likely to learn some if not all of the following:

  • The reasons for promoting Safety
  • Health and Safety Legislation
  • Accident prevention
  • Accident Reporting and Emergency Procedures
  • Health and Hygiene
  • Manual Handling
  • Working at heights
  • Working with Electricity, Underground and Overhead Services.
  • Use of Hand-Held Equipment and Tools
  • PPE
  • Safe use of vehicles
  • Noise and Vibrations
  • Excavations and confined spaces
  • SOLAS Safe pass (safe pass) Course Duration: 1 Day

Several places are offering Safe Pass training across the country. 


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  1. Mick Dowling 22nd July 2021 at 11:22 am

    I’m enquiring about a construction site safety course for my grandson. Thanks

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