Safe Pass Information
If you have not completed Safe Pass training before, you must sit the one day Tutor Led Programme
The Safe Pass Programme is delivered by SOLAS Approved Training Organisations and tutors. To find a course Click here.
Safe Pass is a one-day health and safety awareness programme. The aim of the programme is to improve your knowledge and awareness of health and safety standards and practices in the construction industry. During the day, you’ll cover the following learning units:
- Introduction of 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
Your tutor will charge a fee for participating in the Safe Pass Programme. The fee covers the cost of the training programme and a charge for the administration of the SOLAS Safe Pass Registration Card.
When you complete the programme, your tutor will upload your results to the National Construction Schemes Database. Your Safe Pass Registration Card will be issued to your tutor about five working days after they upload your information to the system. If there are any errors or queries about the information provided by your tutor, your Safe Pass Registration Card could be delayed.
Safe Pass Registration Cards are valid for four years.
You can now renew your Safe Pass Card by completing a computer based test in an approved Pearson VUE Test Centre.
The test is 45 minutes long. There are 50 multiple choice questions in total and you must answer 45 questions correctly to pass the test. You will receive a printout of your results on the day.
To get started you must register for a SOLAS online account. Your information will be verified against the SOLAS National Construction Schemes Database. Once your information has been verified you will be asked to create a password. Click here to Register.
Once you have created your account you can log in at any time. You will have access to various revision material, your test booking information and when you have completed your test you will be able to access your results on an ongoing basis.
As this is self directed learning you are strongly advised to study the revision material before attempting the test. You will also have the full book of 500 questions and answers to study. This material is in the Revision Material tab in your SOLAS online account.
You can test your knowledge by taking mock tests on Safepassrevision.ie
To book your assessment, log into your account and follow the onscreen instructions. You will be re-directed to the Pearson VUE booking page where you will be able to:
- select a test centre that is convenient for you
- book your test at a time that suits you
- make an online payment for the test and registration card using either a credit card or a voucher from your employer.
When you arrive at the test centre they will verify your identity and take you through some security procedures. You will need to bring a valid: Passport, Drivers Licence or Public Services Card.
Your photo will be taken at the test centre and this is the photo that will be used on your new Safepass card. You will need to provide your current address and this is where your card will be posted. You will only receive a card if you pass the test. You can re-sit the test at a reduced cost if you do not pass it on your first attempt.
You can choose to renew your card by attending the classroom based programme with a SOLAS approved Safe Pass Tutor. Search for a classroom based programme here.
Employers wishing to purchase vouchers for their employees can do so through the Pearson VUE voucher store. Click here to purchase vouchers. You will receive the voucher(s) via email directly from Pearson VUE. You can then email the voucher(s) to your employee(s) and they can use the voucher(s) to pay when booking their assessment.