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 Call:  087- 7950282



Solas Safe Pass Course most Saturdays in the Maldron Oranmore

Town now available, Safe pass Training Courses in the Maldron

Hotel and other venues where we Provide Safe Pass training 

courses in Galway can be Booked Online or by contacting Michelle

on 087 - 7950282.

Numbers Allowed     Minimum = 8, Maximum = 20.
Duration: 1 Day
Start Time: 8am Sharp to  5pm ... ( you must be on time )
Learners need to be over 16 years old.

Requirements: Learners need to bring with them a passport photo ( Passport Photo Service Available on the Morning of the course on Site ) and their Irish PPS number on the day plus you are required to have proof of ID with on the day Driving License or Passport will do.     


If you need a quick safe pass booking we can provide Solas Safe pass Courses in Claregalway, Galway City, or Oranmore Call us to see what is available for this month ahead.

Who needs to do Safe Pass awareness training?


Safe Pass is a one-day safety awareness programme aimed at general construction workers, craft workers and "on site" security personnel in the construction industry.  The aims of the programme are to:

  • Raise the standard of safety awareness in the construction industry

  • Ensure that site personnel 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

  • Maintain a register of personnel who have received training

  • Provide participants with a Safe Pass registration card, indicating that the holder has attended a formal course in health and safety awareness


Under the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations, 2013  Safe Pass Safety Awareness Programmes 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 has produced a summary 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 Safe Pass or  equivalent mandatory


Craft Workers - Yes    Apprentices - Yes   General Construction Workers - Yes   Working Chargehands - Yes   On-site Security Workers - Yes   Contractors Drivers On-site - Yes  Delivery Drivers On-site e.g. concrete trucks - Yes   Students on Placement on site - Yes.


Why do I need Safe Pass?


The Safe Pass Programme is necessary to make workers aware of the dangers on construction sites so that they will not be a danger to themselves or their co-workers. 


Who pays for the Safe Pass course?


Generally, the employer pays for the Safe Pass course.  The employer under section 10,25 & 26 of Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act, 2005 is responsible to allow employees time off from their duties for awareness training as may be reasonable having regard to their health and safety without loss of remuneration.


Where can I find Safe Pass trainers?


Prestige Training in Galway Tel: 087 7950282.


When do I need to renew my Safe Pass training?


Safe Pass awareness training should be renewed every 4 years.


I am only making a delivery to a site do I need Safe Pass?

Drivers of vehicles delivering building materials on construction sites must receive Safe Pass training. 


Do students and seasonal workers need Safe Pass before working on a Construction site?  If so who should pay?


Yes, the Safe Pass Programme is aimed at all who work on a construction site, including new entrants.  If a student wants to apply for a job on a construction site for seasonal work they must have the Safe Pass Card.  In this instance, they would have to pay for it themselves before they are employed.


Can new workers work on-site to build up the 6 months experience required for CSCS entry?

New entrants to CSCS must complete an initial training programme and are given a logbook and New Entrant Card which is red in colour. New entrants must complete a minimum of 6 months training under supervision and maintain a logbook (detailing experience) before completing a final assessment for their CSCS card.


Health & Safety in Construction
The Solas SafePass Health and Safety Awareness Training Programme are to ensure that, over the course of time, all workers in construction will have a basic knowledge of health and safety, and be able to work on-site without being a risk to themselves or others who might be affected by their acts or omissions. From a health and safety perspective, construction workers are bound by law to hold a valid Safe Pass card. With this Background in mind, the programme was developed in consultation with interested parties.

The Aims of the programme are focused mainly on health and safety awareness, while the Benefits include an improved safety culture. There are a number of different modules making up the Safe Pass Course Content.
Part 1, Section 4 of the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013 provides details on the categories of workers that recognise a Safety Awareness Registration Card.  Construction apprentices registered under the Standards Based Apprenticeship Scheme, and trainees undergoing traineeships in the Construction Industry are also required to have a Safety Awareness Registration Card


Event cancellations:  SOLAS require in order to run a Safe Pass course their must be at least 8 attendees on the day otherwise we cannot run the course under Solas rules.  If we have to cancel a course due to lack of numbers, we will either refund the full amount of your course fee or move you to another date.


Cancelling your place/refunds: If you cannot attend the course you are booked on, you must notify us of the cancellation at least 48 hours in advance. Otherwise, course fees will not be refunded. Please Note: All deposits are non-refundable.

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