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Who needs to do Fas Safe Pass awareness training?

Fas 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 have produced a summary of the categories of persons to whom Safe Pass does and does not apply.

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.

What is Safe Pass?

Safe Pass is a one-day safety awareness programme which is operated by a SOLAS certified trainer. It is aimed at all who work on Construction sites. The aims of the programme are to:

    • Raise the standard of safety awareness in the construction industry
    • Ensure that all 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

 

 

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.

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.