FÁS Safe Pass

FAS Safe PassThe programme will enable learners to deliver Safe Pass. It will ensure competency in the preparation of Safe Pass assessments.

Delivery of this programme may be in-house or is offered on a public basis in venues around the country. The facilitation of the program will consist of a variety of lectures, practical demonstrations and student centred learning.

With a duration of 1 day this programme may provide transfer to other awards.

Learner Profile
This programme is open to all learners specifically those who have a responsibility in health & safety within their work environment.

How many will be in the class?
To ensure maximum participation and to enable each student gain the most out of the day, we are adopting the ratio of a maximum of 20 students per course.

What certification will I receive?
Successful students will receive a Fas Safe Pass card.

It is our belief at Kelron, that people learn more when they are involved. We therefore will encourage each student to define their specific requirements and then design the course content where possible to address their needs.

What do I need to provide before the course?
You need to fill out the booking form which is available at the bottom of this page.


Partnership Approach

The FÁS Safe Pass Programme was developed following an initiative by the Construction Industry Training Committee.

This initiative was incorporated into the Construction Safety Partnership Plan which was launched by Tom Kitt T.D., Minister for Labour, Trade and Consumer Affairs in October 2000. Detailed consultation took place between FÁS and expert working groups representing the Social Partners with the support of the Construction Industry Training Committee. The consultation focused on the content and delivery of the FÁS Safe Pass Programme and took into account the target group to whom it was to be delivered.

The health and safety awareness training provided under the FÁS Safe Pass Programme – while complying with the provisions of the Safety, Health, and Welfare at Work Act 2005, the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations, and the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2006 – must not be seen to relieve employers of their statutory duty to provide other appropriate health and safety training for their employees

Health & Safety in Construction

The FÁS Safe Pass Health and Safety Awareness Training Programme is to ensure that, over the course of time, all workers in construction will have a basic knowledge of health and safety, and be able to work on-site without being a risk to themselves or others who might be affected by their acts or omissions. From a health and safety perspective, construction workers are bound by law to hold a valid Safe Pass card. With this background in mind the programme was developed in consultation with interested parties.

The aims of the programme are focused mainly around health and safety awareness, while the benefits include an improved safety culture. There are a number of different modules making up the Safe Pass Course Content.

Part 1, Section 4 of the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2006 provides details on the categories of workers that recognise a Safety Awareness Registration Card. Construction apprentices registered under the Standards Based Apprenticeship Scheme, and trainees undergoing traineeships in the Construction Industry are also required to have a Safety Awareness Registration Card.

Aims & Benefits

Aims of Safe Pass

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


For Employers

  • Improved safety culture;
  • Reduction in accidents on site;
  • Reduction in lost time due to accidents;
  • Improved employee morale;
  • Identification of personnel with recognised safety awareness training.

For Employees

  • Improved health and safety awareness;
  • Recognition of safety training;
  • Personal development;
  • Provision of a Safe Pass registration card;
  • Improved employment prospects.

Course Content

Training Modules

The training modules incorporated within the one-day Safe Pass Programme are:

  • Promoting a Safety Culture;
  • Duties and Responsibilities at Work;
  • Accident Reporting and Prevention;
  • Working at Heights;
  • Excavations and Confined Spaces;
  • Working with Electricity Underground and Overhead Services;
  • Personal Protective Equipment;
  • Use of Hand Held Equipment, Tools and Machinery;
  • Safe Use of Vehicles;
  • Noise and Vibration;
  • Manual Handling;
  • Health and Hygiene.


Booking Form

*Required field






*Preferred Venue and Date


In the unlikely event of a course failing to reach any minimum student number, you will be offered a full refund or a place on the next available course.

Irish Safety & Health Trainers Network