Irish Construction Industry Partners Working For A Safer Workplace

Objective 4

The Construction Safety Partnership
Competency & training – Safe Pass and Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) and Management up skilling

At the core of a safer industry is a more safety conscious and competent workforce. This has always been the philosophy of the CSPAC. There have been major organisational changes relating to Further Education and Training and the structure has changed dramatically. As FAS was, and SOLAS now continues to be the provider of both Safe Pass and Construction Skills Certification Skills training, it is vital that industry – employers, unions and government departments are at one regarding the infrastructure requirements that will be required to ensure the ongoing provision of quality training to the construction industry. CSPAC will develop its policies in this area and oversee the needs of industry and workers to ensure this infrastructure is developed and that adequate resources are maintained for this sector. The specific objective is;

  • Engage with SOLAS on the CSPAC policy on Safe Pass and the Construction Skills Certification Scheme
  • Carry out independent survey of a representative sample of new and renewed Safe Pass attendees, employers and trainers for their feedback and collate feedback to modernise the programme to meet current and future industry needs.
  • Review CSPAC policy on Safe Pass in the light of feedback from survey.
  • Influence any change proposed in the delivery of these Schemes to ensure improvements in safety performance.
  • Liaise with SOLAS on the recognition of CSCS cards in other jurisdictions and the revised renewal process.
  • Support the continued development of management training such as CIF IOSH Managing Safely in Construction and other safety programmes for professionals including Continual Professional Development.
  • Make recommendations on how these programmes can be improved by inclusion of Behavioural Based Safety techniques.
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