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What is the SPA Core Passport?

The 1 day Core only SPA Passport course is available in traditional classroom (in-person) setting and is designed to:

  • provide basic information and areas of responsibility for health and safety and the environment.
  • understand the implications of hazard recognition/risk assessment and effects on individuals and the employer.
  • demonstrate how individual behaviour can help reduce accidents

What’s Included in the SPA Passport?

Upon completion of the core SPA Passport you will have the knowledge to:

  • Demonstrate their understanding of the subjects by successfully completing each module assessment paper
  • Appreciate how they personally can influence good standards within health and safety and the environment
  • Understand the value of risk assessment and have the knowledge to recognise when change to a generic assessment is required
  • Understand the common hazards associated with work

Module 1

Organising for Safety

Will give delegates an understanding of:- the legal responsibilities of employers and employees, the role of enforcing authorities, what makes a vulnerable worker, hazard identification and control.

Module 2

The Workplace

This module examines what makes a safe place of work, safe behaviour, hidden services and specific hazards, working at height, asbestos and confined spaces and permit-to-work.

Module 3

Tools, Plant and Machinery

The session will give delegates an understanding of the risks presented by both powered and non powered work equipment and the risks associated with the various forms of energy created. In addition the risks faced with the use of workplace transport.

Module 4


The session highlights the risks and controls for substances hazardous to health together with other ill health risks from workplace activities, including musculoskeletal problems, effects of noise and stress. In addition candidates will be made aware of the varied precautions which can be taken.

Module 5


Candidates will be shown the need and benefits of procedures, including: the importance of local emergency procedures and first aid arrangements.

Module 6

The Environment

The module covers current and future environmental requirements, safe storage and marking, waste control hierarchies and emergency planning in the event of problems.