Anyone working in the construction industry will be familiar with the Safe Pass course and the fact that the card must be renewed every four years. You cannot enter or work in any type of site or company, that has construction in progress, without having a Safe Pass card. Even if you are only carrying out maintenance, painting, or landscaping work, etc, you still need the card.
To get your Safe Pass card you must complete a one-day course. You do not need previous experience in the building industry to do the course as the focus is on general safety awareness.
The Safe Pass course is regulated by SOLAS (previously FÁS ) and Western Management Centre is validated by SOLAS to run the courses. The aims of the course are to raise the standard of safety awareness and ensure that all personnel can make a positive contribution to the prevention of accidents and ill health while working on a site.
Safe Pass courses are run on a weekly basis in the Western Management Centre. Other health and safety courses on offer are manual handling, people moving and handling, abrasive wheel mounting, ADR, fork truck certification, VDU assessor, occupational first aid, CPR and AED, and manual handling instructor training.