Safe Pass is a safety awareness course aimed at construction workers. The objective of the course is to increase the standard of safety in the construction industry and to insure that the knowledge and information gained from the one day course will prevail in the prevention of accidents and ill health while at work. All workers in the construction sector, including apprentices, trainees and on-site security workers must have undergone adequate safety awareness training and have a Safe Pass registration card before they can work on any construction sites.
Employers are required by law to ensure that employees on construction sites carry Safe Pass cards. As a result, employers must ensure that all employees are properly trained. Under the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013 Safe Pass / Safety Awareness Programmes only applies to the following:
1) Craft and general construction workers,
2) Persons undertaking on-site security work, and
3) Persons or classes of persons as may be prescribed by the Minister.
In June 2015 Ireland ranked just above the EU average in relation to the number of fatal accidents at work in the same year. Cork was the most dangerous place to work, where a total of nine deaths occurred in that county. Dublin was next with eight deaths and following closely behind were Tipperary with seven work-related fatalities and Donegal which accounted for six. Workplace accidents are real and irreversible.
Safe Pass reduces the chances and risks of you endangering yourself or a co-worker within the workplace. Take the precautionary steps and sign up for a Safe Pass training course. Olive Safety are fully registered FAS-SOLAS Training provider and have trained thousands of successful candidates in SOLAS Safe Pass.