Health and safety

Solas Safe Pass

 safe pass Safe Pass is a mandatory construction safety training course certified by SOLAS (formerly FAS), that gives participants the correct safety training and supported documentation to allow them to work on building sites and in other premises where building or other maintenance is taking place. Construction workers must have knowledge of health and safety so that they and others are not at risk of being injured. The SOLAS Safe Pass is a mandatory qualification: all workers in the construction sector must have received Safe Pass safety awareness training and be in possession of a Safe Pass card before they can work on construction sites.

"The facilitator made the course enjoyable and informative" - Shane

Our tutor Stephen Murphy has worked in the construction industry for more than 27 years and has worked in Europe, the Middle East, the UK and Ireland. He has been involved with the Safe Pass programme since 2002. His qualifications include a Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety from UCD, a Certificate in Training and Further Education from NUI Maynooth, and a Bachelor of Business Studies from UCD.

Course content

On completion of the course, Participants will be able to:

  • Explain the reasons for promoting a safety culture
  • Describe their duties and responsibilities at work
  • Describe accident reporting and emergency procedures
  • Explain how to work safely at heights
  • Explain the need to comply with safe working procedures when working in excavations and confined spaces
  • Explain the safety precautions to take when working with electricity, underground and overhead services
  • Explain how and when to use personal protective equipment
  • Describe how to use hand-held equipment, tools and machinery in a safe and competent manner
  • Explain the basic rules for using vehicles and mobile plant on site
  • Explain how and when to use personal protective equipment to protect against excessive exposure to noise and vibration at work
  • Explain the correct techniques for lifting and carrying loads
  • Observe proper health and hygiene practices on site

Course Details

  • Entry requirements: FETAC/QQI Level 3 certificate, Junior certificate or equivalent
  • Qualification: Solas safe pass
  • Duration:One full day 8:00am - 17:00pm
  • Assessment: Assignments / Portfolio

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