VCA stands for VGM Checklist voor Aannemers (VGM = Safety, Health, Environment). The SCC is seen as a standard requirement for risky work activities or working in risky areas. Without a VCA certificate, no assignments may be carried out in a risky area. The client can, if he has not verified this, be held liable. In principle, clients always ask for a VCA certificate.

Who needs a VCA?

This certificate is indispensable for anyone who works in a risky environment, such as a factory, port or building project. A VCA certificate is also a requirement when carrying out risky work activities. In principle, this means that all contractors, painters, scaffolding builders, traffic controllers, (mechanical) engineers, technicians and people working in petrochemicals or industry need at least a VCA certificate. Participation in the training does not require specific prior education.

Different VCA Certificates

There are two variants of the VCA:

The B-VCA, also known as VCA-Basis, has been set up for every employee in a risky field or employees working in high-risk activities.

The VCA-Full is set up for managers and goes deeper into the topics.

Subjects covered

During this one or two-day training we cover:

  • Health and safety legislation and legal provisions
  • Hazards, risk and prevention
  • Accidents and emergencies
  • Picking up, transporting and removing loads
  • Work equipment and Personal protection equipment
  • Fire, explosion and hazardous substances
  • Electricity
  • Healthy workplaces

Duration of the training and exams

The course lasts one or two days – for both the VCA-Full and VCA-Basis. The certificate obtained is personal and valid for ten years.

Signing up for training

The Doornbos Training Centre provides training on location and in groups in Amsterdam and Rotterdam and is affiliated with Doornbos Equipment. We direct our courses to the rented equipment. This leads to maximum applicability and therefore higher safety.

We not only focus on the correct use of the machines, but also on the most sustainable use of the machines. This gives a noticeable difference in emissions and costs. All our courses are certified nationally and/or internationally.

Training dates

Below you can find dates, locations and availability for this training. When you find your prefered date and location, you can sign up immediately. If you need some help, just give us a call. We are here to help you! +31 (0)10 – 850 8000 or +31 (0)20 – 840 3000