What is Safe Pass and the Safe Pass Course

What is Safe Pass and the Safe Pass Course?

Safe Pass is a programme in Ireland designed to improve and standardize the health and safety of construction sites in Ireland. It comprises of a one-day safety awareness course that is mandatory for most on-site construction workers.

The programme is managed by the state agency SOLAS and delivered by approved tutors across Ireland. Requiring the certificate on construction sites does not exempt the employer from any health and safety responsibilities, instead aims to regulate a baseline standard for awareness.

Do I need Safe Pass?

Safe Pass is mandatory on construction site in Ireland for roles such as Craft Workers, General Construction Workers, Drivers and Security Staff. Alongside qualified workers, it also applies to Apprentices, Trainees and Students that are on the site.

More detail on who requires the certificate to work can be found here.

How can I take the Safe Pass course?

Safe Pass courses take place regularly across Ireland. You will need to find an approved tutor and book your course through them. The typical cost for this is between €150-200 depending on the training provider. You can find an approved tutor at constructioncourses.ie

Safe Pass qualification expires every 4 years and will need to be renewed by attending another training course. You will then be issued a new card.

Replacement cards cost €32 and can be obtained via the SOLAS website.

Your training will last a day and comprise of the following units:

  • Introduction of Site Safety
  • Legislation and Site Safety
  • Site Accident Reporting
  • Introduction to Risk Assessment
  • Risk Assessment for Electricity
  • Risk Assessment for Evacuations
  • 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

Once you’ve completed the training, the provider will upload results onto the SOLAS system and the card will be issued to them.

Safe Pass Jobs- What jobs can I get?

From specific crafts through to apprentice roles, being a holder opens the doors to a variety of on-site construction roles in Ireland. We have outlined some of the common ones below:

Construction Site Cleaner

Requirements: Safe Pass, Manual Handling, Some experience as a cleaner.

Duties: Handover cleaning including carpets, furniture, windows. The final clean before the client hands over the site.

Average Salary: €12ph

Open Jobs: Safe Pass Cleaner Jobs in Ireland

General Operative

Requirements: Safe Pass, Manual Handling, 1-2 years experience on a construction site.

Duties: Assisting trades and other experienced workers on-site to complete tasks, cleaning work areas, moving materials etc. This is a good route for general operatives to move up the ladder and become a skilled labourer or learn a trade.

Average Salary: €14-15ph

Open Jobs: General Operative Jobs in Ireland

Teleporter Driver

Requirements: Safe Pass, Manual Handling, CSCS Tele Operative Ticket

Duties: Driving a telehandler plant machine whilst assisting all sub-contractors and trades personnel on-site by providing them with all relevant materials to complete their contracts. Offloading delivery trucks, moving materials onto loading bays, assisting site cleanup, moving heavier materials around the site for certain contractors to perform duties.

Average Salary: €17-20ph

Open Jobs: Teleporter Jobs in Ireland

Alongside Manual Handling, having this certificate is one of the most sought-after certificates that you can take in Irish construction. Taking a the course is essential to working on-site, so we would recommend it as a good first step to a career in construction. Once you have earned yours, why not apply for one of the many Safe Pass roles in Ireland that we have available?

You can see our Safe Pass jobs by clicking here.

If you can’t see one that matches your skillset, quick register with us and we’ll reach out if we have any suitable for you: crewitresourcing.com/quick-register

Sanitisation and Ancillary Teams

Sanitisation and Ancillary Teams

Would having on-site nurses check over workers help your sites be operational during the COVID-19 outbreak? Do you want confidence that your sites are sanitised effectively?

We’re seeing a demand for specialist sanitisation and ancillary teams alongside registered nurses to help implement new control measures. We’ve created a range of solutions to enable your business to remain safe to work in and remain operational.

Specialist Sanitisation Teams

Supplying small/large teams of specialist sanitisation staff on-demand to keep your site clean (with/without PTS or CSCS certifications).

Nurses To Health Check Teams

Registered nurses available for on-site health checks can be supplied for your current team, or with a quality team of staff.

On-Site Sanitisation Training

On-site training for your team on how to keep themselves and your work site protected, delivered by registered nurses.

To help your site stay safe, prepared and operational, get in touch now crewitresourcing.com/contact-us

Our Response To Coronavirus(COVID-19) - Gary O’Keeffe, Managing Director

Our Response To Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Gary O’Keeffe, Managing Director

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Gary O’Keeffe, Managing Director

As the UK and Ireland react to the new illness COVID-19 caused by Coronavirus, businesses and organisations are publishing measures that they are putting in place to protect their workforce and sustain their businesses.

We would like to reassure you that Crewit Resourcing is taking the situation seriously, and have been monitoring the situation for some time. Alongside our clients, we are putting in place measures to keep our workers safe and projects operational.

We’d like to make all candidates and clients aware of the following precautions we are taking. These include:

  • Reminding workers and site managers of the NHS advice regarding COVID-19 and coronavirus.
  • Alongside safety, our priority is to provide continuous work for our workforce. Therefore, we’ll be supporting clients’ as they do everything possible to keep projects operational and safe for work.
  • Our Crewit Resourcing UK and Crewit Resourcing Ireland teams will be working from home for the foreseeable future; however, our phone lines will remain open as usual.

NHS Advice

We are reminding workers to be aware of the NHS advice for avoiding catching and spreading coronavirus. This includes:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds.
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work.
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze.
  • Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards.
  • Avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus.
  • Only travel on public transport if you need to.
  • Avoid social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.
  • Do not have visitors to your home, including friends and family.

Phone Lines

Our Crewit Resourcing UK and Crewit Resourcing Ireland teams will be working from home for the foreseeable future; however, our phone lines will remain open as usual.

Crewit Resourcing is committed to building quality teams. Teams that react positively to unexpected challenges. Teams that remain resilient during difficult times. Teams that return stronger than before. Together with our clients, workers and stakeholders, we are a team that

If you need to reach us, you can call us +44 203 368 8531 (UK) +353 1 90 20 688 (IRE), or via our contact us page.

Gary O’Keeffe, 

Managing Director, Crewit Resourcing