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VCA checklist aannemers

DEKRA Audit Netherlands

As a contractor, how do you demonstrate workplace safety?

VCA certificate

For safety, health and the environment

VCA checklist certification DEKRA

VCA is the Dutch acronym for Safety, Health and Environment Checklist Contractors. Growing numbers of clients are requiring that as a contractor, you can demonstrate that you work safely. Employees must be aware of the risks associated with their work, and must show that they are doing everything possible to prevent accidents and damage. A VCA certificate is independent proof that your organization meets all the safety requirements relating to your contract, and that it complies with the most important environmental and health and safety regulations.

A VCA for everyone

There are various VCA certificates, the difference being in the number of criteria with which an organization must comply. VCA* is suitable for subcontractors, VCA** is suitable for main contractors and VCA-P is specific to the petrochemical industry.

Types of VCA certificates

VCA with one star is a limited certification of high-risk work. Contractors are VCA certified if they pass the limited number of criteria for this checklist.

VCA** is a more extensive version of the checklist. The contractor must meet more criteria to become VCA** certified. The two-star variant is aimed at main contractors and ensures that their subcontractors also work safely.

VCA-P relates to companies operating in the petrochemical industry. The most extensive checklist applies to these companies. It is so extensive because of the high risk of the work. VCA also has its origins in safety for the petrochemical industry.

DEKRA can provide you with VCA*, VCA** and VCA-P. We have many years of experience as an independent certification body. Our auditors are familiar with the practices, and also consider the implementation and assurance of VCA within your organization. Our regular audits will ensure you are extra alert to possible risks.

How to report an accident?

MD 22:2019 (section G 8.5.3) stipulates that VCA certified clients must notify the certification body of the occurrence of a serious incident or a violation of occupational health and safety laws and regulations.

In all instances, a report can be made by contacting DEKRA Audit Nederland. Send an email to or complete the 'report an accident' form .

Do you have a question? Get in touch with one of our experts

Southern and western regions of the Netherlands

Kevin Klijn

Kevin Klijn

DEKRA Audit Sales

Meander 1051

6825 MJ Arnhem

Eastern and northern regions of the Netherlands

Christiaan de Wind

Christiaan de Wind

DEKRA Audit Sales

Meander 1051

6825 MJ Arnhem

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