SCT stands for Safety and Health (SH) Checklist for Temporary Workers. An SCT certificate allows you to show that your temporary employment agency considers safe and healthy work to be important.
What and for whom
Do you mediate in risky work or work in a risky environment? Then it is even more important that your temporary workers are safe and healthy at work. And that your client makes this possible. An SCT certificate allows you to show that your temporary employment agency considers safe and healthy work to be important. And you show yourself to be an expert and reliable partner.
You are eligible for an SCT certificate if your SH management system meets the requirements set by SCT. SCT considers:
- SHE policy
- Vocational training, experience, SH training and medical fitness
- Application, selection, instructions, monitoring and evaluation
- Accidents involving absence from work
- Occupational healthcare
SCT is intended for temporary employment agencies that find it important that their temporary workers are able to work safely and healthily for hirers. These are often hirers in the following sectors:
- Mechanical engineering
- Electrical engineering
- Scaffolding construction
- Civil engineering
- Process industry
- Industrial cleaning
The hirer must have authority and supervision over your temporary workers. If you have the authority and supervision yourself, then you require SCC rather than SCT.
SCT is intended for the deployment of temporary workers and not for payrolling. Therefore, payroll organisations cannot be SCT-certified.
An SCT 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. Your certificate is only valid if it is registered in the Central Certification Register.
SCT 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 SCT certificates are therefore equivalent and valid in both countries.
SCT certificates are not valid in other countries.