Safe Pass

SOLAS Safe Pass
Health and Safety Training

The Solas Safe Pass Health and Safety Awareness Training Programme is to ensure that, over the course of time, all workers in construction will have a basic knowledge of health and safety, and will 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 around 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.

Important information about SOLAS Safe Pass Training.

Construction Skills Training

How long is the Safe Pass Course?

Safe Pass training programme takes one day from 8am to 5pm. There must be a minimum of 8 candidates and a maximum of 20 candidates on each course. Candidates must be over 16 years of age and possess an Irish PPSN number.
CSCS Training in tower crane operation.

Safe Pass Identity Card

On successful completion of the Safe Pass training programme candidates will receives a SAFE PASS identity card which will allow them to legally entry a building site and apply for further CSCS training.


Who is the Safe Pass course open to?

The Solas Safe Pass Course is open to everyone from 16 years of age. Candidates must bring proof of identity and a passport size photo. An examination is held after the completion of the course and candidates must have a minimum of 14 out of 20 questions correctly answered to obtain a Safe Pass identity card.
CSCS Training in Crane operation


On successful completion of the Safe Pass exam, candidates are provided with a letter of completion which enables them to be present on-site while they are waiting for their Safe Pass Identity card to be issued by SOLAS.