Tag: Safety Culture Ladder

NCI Certification obtains Approved Self Assessment

For a moment the roles where reversed. Normally we conduct the audits, now we were audited. Just as our clients we as a certifying organisation need to comply with the demands of your clients if we want to qualify for a tender. Passing the Approved Self Assessement (ASA) was one of them. We can now proudly say we passed with flying colours.

 

It is our mission to create world in which people work on improving safety, healty, quality, sustainability and the environment. We can achieve this by auditing our customers but also by looking at ourselfs. Are we on the right track or are there still thing to improve? 52 employees filled in the Self Assessment Questionnaire en thereby gave us the answer to those questions.

 

We can now actively and enthusiastically proceed with the plan of action and the GAP analysis we made as a result of the Approved Self Assessment. It might sound like ‘I am Hanneke de Vries and I approve this message’ we we really reccomend the ASA. It is like looking in the mirror. It gives you the opportunity to lift up your safety and health culture.

 

Is your company ready to pick up the mirror or do you have any questions? We are happy to help you. You can find more information on our website or contact us.

 

NCI Certificering

SCI Netherlands stops; NCI Certification offers acquisition of the certificates

Because of changes in the branche and cooperation with Socotec Certification UK Ltd SCI Netherlands has decided to cease all their activities from January 1st 2022. NCI Certification and SCI Netherlands have a similar work method. SCI Nethersland therefore thinks NCI Certification is the perfect transparant and practical partner to take over the current certifications.

 

In the period to come NCI Certification will provide the customers of SCI Netherlands with non-binding offers. After agreeing with a new agreement, NCI Certification takes over the certification and they will carry out the already planned audit. The already known and planned auditors of SCI are used as much as possible.

Implementation and enforcement Safety Culture Ladder

For all signatories, clear enforcement is important for the safety and health culture and a level-playing field. For a contractor who does not or no longer meets the requirements, this can lead to a notice of default and, in extreme cases, to rescission of the contract. The same applies tot private signatories. Although stopping the work because of one of the (sometimes many) contractors does not compl with ViA is not an obvious course of action. Here, too, the ultimate consequence is a cancellation of the contract and replacement by another qualified contractor.

Implementation

After earlier delay because of the corona crisis the Veiligheid in Aanbestedingen will be implemented on January 1st 2022. “For the past 2 years we have been communicating about the viA”, says GCVB chairman Koene Talsma. GCVB clients will use the Safety Culture Ladder in tenders and contracts as a selection criterion, award criterion or contract requirement.

  • Contract requirement: regarding a contract requirement the certification can be shown up to 90 days after the award.
  • Selection and award criterion: when it regards a selection or award criterion work is always given to a party that matches all criteria. All signatories, including clients, are certified or are going to get certified.

For all signatories, clear enforcement is important for the safety and health culture and a level-playing field. For a contractor who does not or no longer meets the requirements, this can lead to a notice of default and, in extreme cases, to rescission of the contract. The same applies tot private signatories. Although stopping the work because of one of the (sometimes many) contractors does not compl with ViA is not an obvious course of action. Here, too, the ultimate consequence is a cancellation of the contract and replacement by another qualified contractor.

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NCI Certification still enthusiastic about Safety Culture ladder

From day one NCI Certification has been involved in setting up the Safety Culture Ladder. It therefore is no surprise we are regularly asked to share our knowledge with others. In the most recent study case of the Governance Code NCI Certification CEO Hanneke de Vries shares her experiences.

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User-friendly SCL Webtool

The SCL Webtool is a useful tool for companies. The online environment makes it possible to carry out a self-assessment as part of the certification process. The SAQ report, plan of action, statement and the GAP report can both be placed in a file within the web tool. You as a user can give third parties, for example an auditor, access to these documents.

More user-friendly

For an even more user-friendly experience, a number of updates have been made:

  1. The questionnaire has been rewritten so that everyone understands it.
  2. For non-performing organisations, explanatory notes have been added. This way, architects, engineering firms and consultants can translate the questions to their own situation.
  3. Some questions were given a general explanation to make them easier to interpret.
  4. Several web pages have been updated. For example, tips have been added for administrators on how the questionnaires can be used effectively within the company.
  5. PDFs of the questionnaires are available free of charge for subscribers. They are intended for internal use and consultation.

Go to the SCL Webtool.

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Safety Culture Ladder | Changes

Level restriction for Safety Culture Ladder products

NEN has decided to introduce a level restriction for certain Safety Culture Ladder products. As a result, not all products can be used for assessment on all levels.

Handbook SCL version 4.0

A new version of the SCL 4.0 manual has been published on the NEN website. This incorporates the ‘loose documents’ (which were previously listed separately) including, for example, audits with offshore in the scope.

Handbook

ViA implementation date remains 1 January 2022 despite COVID-19 lockdown

Despite COVID-19, the implementation date of ViA remains January 1, 2022. This decision was taken because the work in the construction industry is not at a standstill. In addition, NEN has instituted a temporary measure that allows ‘remote audits’ to be carried out in respect of office functions.

Bericht ViA

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