Safe Pass


Date:  Wednesday 29th May 2024   –  7:45am to 4:30pm

The Safe Pass programme aims to:  

Raise the standard of safety awareness in the Irish construction industry and ensure that all construction site workers 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. Maintain a register of construction site and local authority workers who have received such health and safety training. Provide all Safe Pass participants with a Safe Pass registration card that will indicate that the holders have attended a formal course in health and safety awareness.

  • *Date Of Birth

    *PPS Number

    This is NOT the same as National Insurance Number.

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Safe Pass Course

Aim: The Safe Pass Course Health and Safety Awareness Training Programme aims to ensure that all construction workers in Ireland have a basic knowledge of health and safety.  There is a legal requirement for all workers at construction sites to have completed Safe Pass Training prior to presenting on a construction site.

Delivery: The Safe Pass course is delivered by SOLAS Approved training tutors. This course is classroom based using power-point presentation with discussions & supplemented by videos. The course is delivered through the English language only. 

What award do I receive? Within 3-4 weeks after successful completion of the Safe Pass training programme, you will be issued with a Safe Pass Registration Card, which is valid for 4 years from the date of the training course. 

Course Duration: The Safe Pass course is a one day programme which runs from 8am – 5pm (registration for the programme starts at 7:45am so you are required to be present at that time.) 

Entry Requirements: 1 passport photo, (Castleblayney do not provide the facility for taking photographs) a valid Irish PPS number and photo I.D eg drivers license or passport.  You also need a good standard of spoken and written English. 

How much does it cost? The course fee is €140. We accept cash or card payments.

What is the minimum age for attendance: You must be at least 16 years of age to attend.

Replacement of Safe Pass Card: Replacement cards can be applied for through the link here.

What is the minimum and maximum numbers for Safe Pass courses:  The minimum is 8 people and the maximum is 20.

Applying for a PPS number: An online PPS Number application service is available at for people living in Ireland who are at least 18 years of age.  In order to apply for a PPS Number online, you will need to have a basic MyGovID account.  If you don’t have a My GovID account, you can apply for one here.

You will need to upload photos or copies of:

Course Venue: The Course is held in Castleblayney Enterprise Centre, Dublin Road, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan A75 WF72

Course Details 

 Topics covered include: 

  • Health & Safety at Work legislation 
  • Health & Safety duties and responsibilities at work 
  • Accident, Prevention and Accident reporting 
  • Promoting Safety culture 
  • Working at a height 
  • Working with electricity 
  • Using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 
  • Safe use of tools & Machinery 
  • Safe use of vehicles 
  • Health & Hygiene 
  • Noise & Vibrations 


Candidates who are successful in the written assessment at the end of the day will be awarded a Safe Pass card no later than fifteen days following the course.  This is valid for four years.

Date: Wednesday 29th May 2024 

Times: 7:45am to 5pm