VCA certification

Why should you be VCA certified?

The VGM Checklist for Contractors (VCA) is a tool in the development, implementation and improvement of an efficient safety management system. The VGM Checklist contains the requirements to structurally design your policy in terms of safety. It will allow you to manage relevant processes in the organisation better and to continuously optimise them.

Who would benefit from VCA certification?

A VCA certificate is intended for organisations performing work that involves an increased risk. This could relate, for example, to work on construction sites, factories, workplaces and installations. A VCA certificate demonstrates that you take ‘safety, health and the environment’ seriously. The VCA certificate is a confirmation that you and your employees are able to perform the work, for which you are certified, safely and will also follow through on this. When winning new business, the VCA certificate and logo confirms your edge on competitors who do not yet have the certificate.

The costs for a VCA certification depend on a number of factors such as:

Number of standards to certify
Number of private companies and/or (branch) offices
Number of full time employees (FTEs)
Work that has to be certified

Te certificeren werkzaamheden

DAC is accredited by the Accreditation Council to conduct the management certification VCA.

Independence
Impartiality
Competence
Recording and guaranteeing the certification process

VCA certification distinguishes three levels, namely:

VCA* is focused on direct control of HSE during the performance of work activities in the workplace without the use of subcontractors.

Clients demonstrate their responsibility for the management of the safety chain by means of HSE communication and consultation with contractors
The complexity of the work and organisation are low
The work activities are routine
The nature and size of the project or organisation are such that risk management of the operational tasks is sufficient

Clients demonstrate their responsibility for the management of the safety chain through HSE communication and consultation with contractors/subcontractors and by their involvement in drawing up the HSE plan.

The complexity of the work and organisation is of significance for safety during the performance of the work activities
The complexity of the work and organisation is of significance for safety during the performance of the work activities
The work activities are not purely routine
A risk management system is required in order to control HSE aspects within the organisation
Er is sprake van samenwerking/aansturing tussen meerdere disciplines en/of onderaannemers

VCA Petrochemie is focused on direct control of HSE during the execution of work activities in the workplace, on the HSE structure (including HSE policy, HSE organisation and improvement management), and on specific additional requirements for petrochemicals.
Clients demonstrate their responsibility for the management of HSE in the client – contractor – subcontractor chain.

VCA Petrochemie is designed to increase guarantees as part of the BRZO (Directive on Risks and Severe Accidents)/ARIE (Supplementary Risk Inventory & Evaluation) policy and the HSE policy of the so-called Seveso companies (B) of petrochemicals clients
The complexity of the work and organisation is of significance for safety during the performance of the work activities
An important objective of VCA Petrochemie is to strengthen the management of HSE risks throughout the chain, from client to (sub)contractor. In this way, clients aim to be able to devolve part of the management of the chain to the main contractor in a responsible manner.
A risk management system is required in order to control HSE aspects within the organisation


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