Safe Pass is a safety awareness training programme for construction workers. It is usually a one-day course that allows attendees to work on construction sites without being a risk to themselves or others. Construction 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.
Safe Pass Aims:
- Raise the standard of safety awareness in the construction industry.
- Ensure that all construction site workers undergo basic health and safety awareness training to prevent accidents and avoid health hazards.
- Maintain a register of personnel who have completed the Safe Pass programme.
- Provide all Safe Pass participants with a Safe Pass registration card to confirm that the holders have attended a formal course in health and safety awareness.
- All workers in the construction sector, including apprentices, trainees and on-site security workers, must have received safety awareness training and have a Safe Pass registration card before they can work on construction sites.
Safe Pass cards
Participants will be issued with a Safe Pass registration card upon successful completion of the one-day Safe Pass training programme. This card lasts for 4 years from the date of the training course. If you leave your workplace, you can keep your registration card, provided it is in date. When it expires, you must then attend a further Safe Pass training course.
Safe Pass Course Content
- Site safety, site safety legislation and site accident reporting.
- Introduction to risk assessment.
- Risk assessment for working at height, working with electricity and when excavating.
- General site safety, including the use of construction equipment and the safe use of vehicles.
- Personal safety, using personal protective equipment, working with noise and vibrations, manual handling and personal health and welfare.