The Safe Pass Programme was developed following an initiative by the Construction Industry Training Committee and incorporated into the Construction Safety Partnership Plan.
The aim of the SOLAS Safe Pass Programme is to:-
- Raise the standard of safety awareness in the construction industry
- Ensure that, over time, all site personnel undergo basic health and safety awareness training to enable them to work on-site without being a risk to themselves or others who might be affected by their acts or omissions
- Issue a SOLAS Safe Pass Registration Card to those who successfully complete the programme which informs employers that the cardholder has attended a formal course in health and safety awareness.
Construction workers are bound by law to hold a valid Safe Pass Registration Card.