Safe Pass is a one day safety awareness programme aimed at construction workers. The aims of the programme are 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. www.solas.ie
SafePass is a general awareness programme and does not negate the duty of the employer under the Act in regards to the provision of information, instruction and training to enable the person to carry out their work safely.
Who needs to do Safe Pass awareness training?
Under the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013 Safe Pass / Safety Awareness Programmes only applies 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.
The Health and Safety Authority in conjunction with the Construction Advisory Committee have produced a summary guide of the categories of persons to whom Safe Pass does and does not apply.
Summary checklist for Safe Pass
|Category of personnel involved in Construction Projects||Is Safe Pass or equivalent mandatory||Category of personnel involved in Construction Projects||Is Safe Pass or equivalent mandatory|
|Craft Workers||Yes||Project Managers/Site Agents not involved in construction activities||No|
|Apprentices||Yes||Site Managers not involved in construction activities||No|
|General Construction Workers||Yes||Safety Advisor’s or Safety Officers not involved in construction work||No|
|On-site Security Workers||Yes||PSDP/PSCS||No|
|Contractors Drivers On-site||Yes||Inspectors/Consultants||No|
|Delivery Drivers On-site e.g. concrete trucks||Yes||Clients & Client Reps||No|
|Students on Placement on site||Yes|
|Delivery Drivers Not On-site e.g. delivering to compounds, canteens,offices||No||Supervised Visitors||No|
|Canteen Staff||No||Archaeologists||No (see below)|
|Site Office Staff||No||Sales Representatives||No|
|Architects, Surveyors, Engineers||No||Visitors to Show Houses||No|