Safe Pass

Safe Pass

SOLAS Safe Pass Awareness Course

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Participants on the Safe pass training course MUST have an Irish PPS number or SOLAS-issued process number on the day of training. The process number MUST be applied for at least 10 working days in advance of the course.

SOLAS Process Number – application form

Click here to fill out the SOLAS process number application form (only for persons with no Irish PPS number).
Ensure you have booked a place 10 days in advance of an advertised NISO Safety Pass Awareness course.

National Irish Safety Organisation Safe Pass Training
The National Irish Safety Organisation Training Centre, based in Ballymount, Dublin 12, is an Approved Training Organisation (ATO), registered with SOLAS. When booking the SOLAS Safe Pass Awareness Course, be sure to only book with an ATO that is registered with SOLAS.

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About Safe Pass training
The Safe Pass Health and Safety Awareness (known as Safe Pass) training programme is a one day course for all construction site personnel, including construction apprentices and trainees. The training programme has been designed to ensure that participants have a basic knowledge of health and safety and are aware of the inherent dangers on construction sites.

The aim of the training is to ensure that workers on construction sites are not a risk to themselves or to their co-workers who work alongside them.

  • To raise the standard of health and safety in the construction industry;
  • To ensure that all construction site personnel undergo basic health and safety awareness training with the view to making a positive contribution to the prevention of accidents and avoidance of health hazards;
  • To maintain a register of personnel who received such training;
  • To provide all participants with a SOLAS Safe Pass registration card that will indicate that the holder has attended a formal course in health and safety awareness.

Who should attend?
All construction site personnel, including new entrants, construction apprentices and trainees, and others who require Safe Pass to gain access where there is a requirement to have Safe Pass.

Course Content

The SOLAS Safe Pass Programme has a duration of 1 day and consists of 13 learning units as follows:-

  • Introduction to Site Safety
  • Legislation and Site Safety
  • Site Accident Reporting
  • Introduction to Risk Assessment
  • Risk Assessment for Electricity
  • Risk Assessment for Excavations
  • Risk Assessment for Heights
  • Behaviour-Based Safety
  • Site Safety and Construction Equipment
  • ​Site Safety and Construction Vehicles
  • Personal Health and Welfare
  • Noise and Vibration
  • Personal Protective Equipment


A practical and highly interactive approach is used throughout the course.

When theoretical material is introduced, it relates to relevant tasks encountered by employees while working on a construction site.

The focus will be on actual situations with realistic solutions.

Course Validation / Certificate
Participants who have successfully completed the Safe Pass Training Programme will be registered with SOLAS and issued with a Safe Pass registration card.

It is condition of renewal of the SOLAS Safe Pass registration card that participants must update their safety awareness training every four years.

Safe Pass equivalent Safety Awareness Schemes

Schedule 4 of the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013 provides for the recognition of equivalent safety awareness schemes approved by SOLAS. With this in mind the Construction Skills Register’s (CSR Northern Ireland) one day health and safety course is the only course recognised as equivalent to the SOLAS Safe Pass course.

Any person wishing to avail of this recognition must be in possession of a current CSR Health and Safety card.

Course Duration
One day: 07:30hrs. – 16.00hrs.

Instructor Qualifications
The course tutor is registered with SOLAS.

Requirements to attend the course

  • An Irish PPS number (for participants residing in Ireland only) / SOLAS-issued Process Number.
  • One current passport photograph.
  • Proof of Identification (ID): e.g. drivers licence, passport, public service card
  • Participants must be 16 years of age or over on the day of the course.
  • The course is taught in English unless previously arranged (all participants must have a good working knowledge of the English language).
  • Participants should tell us if they have any special needs when booking the course.

Please note:

SafePass courses require a minimum attendance of 8 persons and a maximum of 20 persons [SOLAS requirement].

In the event of cancellation due to less than the minimum number of people showing up for a course on a day, NISO will not be held liable for any additional expenses incurred in attending the training course including but not limited to travel, mileage, accommodation, loss of earnings, etc.

The price you pay includes the mandatory €32 SOLAS Registration Fee.

We are based in South West Dublin. To find where we are, please click here.

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Members of NISO avail of discounts on courses.

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