SCC stands for Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Checklist for Contractors. An SCC certificate will help your company lay the foundations for safe and healthy work every day.
What and for whom
SCC is a proven programme in which various sectors of Dutch industry have combined their knowledge and experience in the field of health and safety at work. An SCC certificate will help you lay the foundations for a safe and healthy start to every working day. You show that your company attaches great importance to health and safety at work and you market yourself as a professional and reliable contractor.
You are eligible for an SCC certificate if your SHE management system meets the requirements set by SCC. SCC considers:
- Your SHE policy and organisation and the involvement of management
- Risk management
- Training, information and instruction
- SHE awareness
- Your SHE project plan
- Preparation for emergencies
- SHE inspections
- Occupational healthcare
- Purchase and inspection of materials, work equipment and personal protective equipment
- Procurement of services
- Reporting, recording and investigation of SHE incidents
SCC is intended for companies that carry out risky work or work in a risky environment. Such as construction or maintenance work on building sites, in factories and workshops, and at installations. SCC is in high demand in the following sectors and disciplines:
- Mechanical engineering
- Electrical engineering
- Scaffolding construction
- Civil engineering
- Process industry
- Industrial cleaning
The SCC certificate is valid for three years, provided you continue to meet the requirements. The certification body visits every year to check this in an interim audit. Do you want to stay certified after three years? Then you have to be certified again. You can check the period of validity of your certificate in the Central Certification Register (in Dutch). Your certificate is only valid if it is registered in the Central Certification Register.
SCC and other countries
The Netherlands and Belgium have a long tradition of cooperation in the field of Safety, Health and Environment Checklist Contractors (SCC). As a result, Belgium now uses exactly the same system as the Netherlands. Dutch and Belgian SCC certificates are therefore equivalent and valid in both countries.
France uses the Manuel d’Amélioration Sécurité Santé Environnement des Entreprises (MASE). The Netherlands accepts MASE for all SCC certification levels. France only accepts the SCC Petrochemicals certification level. This is recorded in an agreement.
Germany and Austria
Germany and Austria use the Sicherheits Certifikat Contraktoren (SCC). Although this system is not exactly the same as the Dutch SCC, certificates are accepted on both sides.
Other countries do not (as yet) use safety systems comparable to SCC. SCC certificates are not automatically valid there and certificates issued there are not automatically accepted in the Netherlands.