Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005, all persons at work must receive adequate training to ensure they can carry out work assigned to them in a safe manner. This general training requirement and particularly induction training is an immediate requirement under the 2005 Act and Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Quarries) Regulations.
The "Operator" must be able to demonstrate that all persons working at the quarry have received adequate training for work assigned to them. The Quarries Skills Certification Scheme requires persons involved with Schedule 1 (pdf, 64KB) activities to hold a registration card as proof of training.
The Quarries Skills Certification Scheme does not have an equivalent basic safety awareness training commonly referred to as Safe Pass Training. There is no requirement to have a Safe Pass card to work at quarries unless one is undertaking construction work at the quarry.
Quarry Passport, often confused as Safe Pass is a scheme independently introduced by some operators in the sector. This is not a legal requirement but may be set as a basic requirement for contractors by quarry operators. However such training in safety awareness is generally supported by the Authority