If working in construction ‘SOLAS Safe Pass Training’ is a statutory requirement and therefore.
You must have a Safe Pass Card to get on to a Construction Site or to carry out any construction type activities.
So Why do we have Safe Pass Courses?
Well, 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 be able to work safely on-site without being a risk to themselves or others who might be affected by their acts or omission.
So how long does it take to complete the course?
The SafePass is a one-day health and safety training course.
The Safe Pass course runs from 8.15am to 5.15pm. It is a classroom-based course with plenty of interaction among participants hence making the day go in rather quickly.
It is important to note that if you have literacy problems, this is not a barrier to completing the Safe Pass.
All you have to do is mention quietly to Seamus, the Safe Pass Tutor, at the beginning of the course and he will help you complete your application form and discretely give you assistance throughout the day, therefore, giving you time to absorb the important safety information and not leaving you to feel under pressure.
There is no writing required during the assessment process and all you have to do is tick the correct box.
The questions and three possible answers will be read out to you and be shown on the screen and all you have to do is tick a box A,B or C which everone you think is correct.
See SOLAS website for more info. http://www.solas.ie/Pages/Safepass.aspx