On Thursday, 25th January, a group of senior students in Ardee Community School undertook the Safe Pass training Programme. Their tutor was Seàn Harvey.
Many of these students hope to obtain work on construction sites in the future.
Safe Pass is a safety awareness training programme for construction workers. It is a one-day programme to enable them to work on construction sites without being a risk to themselves or others. Employers are required by law to ensure that employees on construction sites carry Safe Pass cards. As a result, employers must ensure that all employees are properly trained.
The Safe Pass programme is operated and managed by SOLAS and aims to:
- Raise the standard of safety awareness in the construction industry
- 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.