In line with the recently announced Covid 19 restrictions, regulated safety training in the construction sector including Safe Pass and CSCS and QSCS training will be suspended from 6pm on Friday 8th January until 31st January. If you have a query with regard to Safe Pass, CSCS or QSCS courses please contact (01) 5332500 or send your query to CSUInfo@solas.ie
The Safe Pass card expiry date exemption remains in place throughout this period. Replacement Safe Pass cards will continue to be provided through online services. Safe Pass is a mandatory one-day health and safety awareness programme.
The aim of the programme is to raise the standard of safety awareness in the construction industry and to ensure that, over time, all site personnel undergo basic health and safety awareness training to enable them to work onsite without being a risk to themselves or others who might be affected by their acts or omissions. Candidates who successfully complete the programme will receive a Safe Pass Registration Card.
Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013, all construction workers in Ireland - including apprentices and trainees - are legally bound to hold a valid Safe Pass Registration Card.
Read more on Safe Pass Legislation here.
The Safe Pass Programme is delivered by SOLAS Approved Training Organisations and tutors. For a full list of Approved Training Organisations and further information on the programme content and fees, see Course Information:
If your Safe Pass Registration Card has been lost, stolen or damaged you can apply for a replacement which costs €32.
Please complete the Online Replacement Card Form, attach a current passport-quality photograph and complete the online payment. Please remember to use a high-quality photo. Applications may be rejected if your photo is low quality.
Replacement cards are generally issued within two to three weeks of receipt of your fully completed replacement form and correct payment.
There's a step-by-step instructional video below on how to apply for a replacement card.
Recognition of Equivalent Safety Schemes
Schedule 4 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013 provides for the recognition of equivalent safety awareness schemes approved by SOLAS.
The Construction Skills Register (CSR Northern Ireland) one day health and safety course is the only course recognised by SOLAS as an equivalent to the SOLAS Safe Pass course. Any person wishing to avail of this recognition must be in possession of a current CSR Health and Safety card.
Information provided by you or others (such as your Approved Training Provider) will be processed by SOLAS for the purpose of assessing, providing and administrating the Safe Pass Scheme. For further details please see the Data Protection Notice.