VCA certification: Certification of the Health, Safety and Environment management system of contracting companies

What is VCA ?

Qu'est-ce que

The Safety, Health and Environment Checklist for Contracting Companies is intended for any company whose workers perform services in another company and whose activities have a significant impact on the safety of the principal's site.
The VCA certification provides assurance that the company complies with the requirements imposed by the principal, the nature of the risks induced by its activities, the activities of the principal and other companies on the site.

 

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Application areas

The VCA certification is intended for companies that carry out activities presenting an increased risk in a risky environment (work in factories, installations, workshops and project sites), such as:

  • mechanical construction activities
  • electrical engineering and process control
  • construction work
  • bridges and roadways
  • other technical services, such as: insulation, construction of scaffolding, industrial cleaning, stripping / conservation, vertical transport

 

Certification levels

VCA *: deals with the direct management of HSE (Safety, Health and Environment) aspects in the workplace, without resorting to subcontractors.

VCA **: covers the direct management of HSE aspects in the workplace, as well as the HSE structure (a.o. HSE policy, HSE organization and improvement policy).

VCA Petrochemistry : covers the direct management of HSE aspects in the workplace, as well as the HSE structure (including HSE policy, HSE organization and improvement policy) and additional requirements specific to the Petrochemistry sector.

 

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Who should attend VCA

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Contracting companies

Periodicity

Périodicité

3 years

  • Surveillance audits (first within 12 months)
  • Renewal audit (must be completed before the certificate expiration date)

Accreditation

Accréditation détaillée

This service is provided under BELAC accreditation for the certification of management systems.

Accreditation n ° 651-QMS - scope available on the site www.belac.fgov.be.

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Why choose Apave

Pourquoi choisir Apave

As a recognized and independent body, the Apave group relies on a network of qualified internal and external auditors, distributed throughout the national and international territory.

We are able to intervene quickly, everywhere in France, but also internationally.

Steps and processes

Etapes et processus
  1. Preparation and implementation of the checklist (at least 3 months)
  2. Request for certification from an accredited Certification Body (APAVE Belgium sa)
  3. Technical and financial proposal
  4. Audit program proposal
  5. Document evaluation (phase 1)
  6. Control of the implementation (phase 2)
  7. Audit report
  8. Approval of the report by the coordinator
  9. Certification decision by the competent person of the certification body and issuance of the certificate
  10. Appeal procedure, in the event of a dispute
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VCA *: deals with the direct management of HSE (Safety, Health and Environment) aspects in the workplace, without recourse to subcontractors.

VCA **: covers the direct management of HSE aspects in the workplace, as well as the HSE structure (a.o. HSE policy, HSE organization and improvement policy).

VCAPetrochmie: covers the direct management of HSE aspects in the workplace, as well as the HSE structure (e.g. HSE policy, HSE organization and improvement policy) and additional requirements specific to the petrochemical sector.
 

  • The contracting company is able to prove that it works with respect for the safety and health of its employees.
  • The client can be sure of calling on a quality contractor who will allow him to carry out the work safely.