The SOLAS Safe Pass Programme was developed following an initiative by the Construction Industry Training Committee. The purpose of the SOLAS Safe Pass Health and Safety Awareness Training course is to provide, over the course of time, all construction sites and relevant local authority personnel with a basic knowledge of health and safety. The health and safety awareness training provided under the SOLAS Safe Pass Programme – while complying with the provisions of the Safety, Health, and Welfare at Work Act 2005, the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations, and the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013 – must not be seen to relieve employers of their statutory duty to provide their employees with other appropriate health and safety training.
This course is delivered by a SOLAS-registered Safe Pass Tutor, who delivers and administers the course in accordance with the SOLAS Safe Pass Tutor Code of Conduct. The assessment consists of 20 written multiple choice questions (MCQs), and at least 14 must be answered correctly.
When an Interpreter is required, they must hold a recognised qualification (normally from a third-level college or a recognised language school), which states that he/she is qualified to translate from a given language into English. (For courses delivered to non-English speakers, if an Interpreter is present, the finish time is 8:00 p.m.)
In line with Government protocols, we have prepared a COVID-19 Response Plan and we have put a number of measures in place to protect your health and safety when you attend our training centre. Solas also requires participants to complete a C19 Questionnaire form, in advance of the course commencement date. To facilitate this, the form is available for completion, when you are registering online.
One day during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
No previous qualifications are required for learners to participate in the course.
All course attendees must be proficient in the English language.
However, participants must be at least 16 years old on the day of the course. Participants must bring one passport-size photo and a valid form of ID, e.g. passport, driving licence or age card. A PPS number is also required to complete the application form.
For those coming from another country, a process number will be required. This number is issued by SOLAS upon furnishing required information prior to the course.
If a learner has any particular learning difficulties, the tutor should be made aware of these before the course commences.
Upon successful completion of the course, participants’ application forms will be processed through SOLAS, who will issue a Safe Pass registration card, which is valid for four years.