Occupational health and safety for service and work contractors

Does your company provide technical services to companies in the petroleum or chemical industry, on their premises? Then you need an SCC*, an SCC** or an SCCP certificate, depending on the number of your employees. This is how you can prove that you meet the requirements for occupational health and safety, and increase your chances of winning tenders.

SCP applies to personnel service providers who supply companies in these industries with employees.

Greater opportunities in the awarding of contracts due to proven occupational health and safety

Increased safety awareness among the workforce

Reduced risk of accidents and associated costs

General avoidance of multiple inspections by the client

Beschreibung Standard/Regelwerk

What is an SCC certificate or SCP certificate?

The two sets of rules "SCC (Safety Certificate Contractors)" and "SCP (Safety Certificate Personnel Service Providers)" are primarily aimed at contractors and personnel service providers who provide technical services for companies in the petroleum or chemical industry on the basis of a service or work contract, or within the framework of temporary employment.

Both variants of the SCC regulations define requirements for occupational safety, taking into account health and environmental protection aspects. The core element is the SCC checklist/SCP checklist, which contains specific inspection criteria for auditing.

Possible certificates:

  • SCC* certificate - restricted certification
  • SCC** certificate - unrestricted certification
  • SCCP certificate - petrochemical certification
  • SCP certificate - certification for personnel service providers
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What is the SCC checklist?

The SCC checklist contains mandatory and supplementary questions. For example, to obtain the unrestricted SCC** certificate, you must answer all mandatory questions positively by fulfilling the specified test criteria. In addition, at least five of the nine supplementary questions must be answered positively.

The assessment for personnel service providers is based on a modified SCP checklist. We offer pre-audits and certifications for all variants of the SCC/SCP regulations. Our auditors have the practical experience and can also perform combined certifications due to their multiple qualifications.

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New since autumn 2021: SCC VAZ 2021

On 17.09.2021, the previous "SCC Rulebook 2011" was replaced by the German VAZ e.V. (Association of accredited certification bodies) as the new program owner and replaced by the program "SCC-VAZ 2021".

The certification program for SHE personnel* according to the "SCC Rulebook 2011" ("operational managers" and "operational employees") was also adopted by VAZ e.V. and replaced by the new program "SHE-Personnel VAZ 2021".

The German accreditation body DAkkS (Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH) has confirmed the accreditability of both programs. Thus, DAkkS now offers accreditations in the field of SCC on the basis of the new conformity assessment programs.

* SHE stands for (occupational) safety, health and environmental protection and is a technical term from the SCC regulations.

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How does the conversion to SCC-VAZ 2021 take place?

Certification bodies already accredited in the field of SCC (e.g. DQS GmbH) are required to convert their accreditations within the specified period.

The new program owner has defined the following transition periods for the validity of the old certificates:

  • For SCC/SCP management systems according to "SCC Regelwerk 2011" until 31 Dec, 2022 without conversion or until 30 April, 2023 with conversion of the accreditation to "SCC-VAZ 2021" and
  • For SHE personnel ("operationally active managers" and "operationally active employees") according to "SCC Rulebook 2011" until 31 Oct 2022 without conversion or until 31 Oct 2026 with conversion of the accreditation to "SHE-Personnel VAZ 2021".

Accreditations based on the "SCC Rulebook 2011" will become invalid after the transition period expires on 31 Oct 2022.


What is the procedure for SCC certification?

First, you discuss your company, your management system and the goals of an SCC/SCP certification with us. On this basis, you will promptly receive a detailed and transparent offer, tailored to your individual needs.

Especially for larger certification projects, a planning meeting is a valuable opportunity to get to know your DQS auditor as well as to develop an individual audit program for all locations and departments involved. A pre-audit also offers the opportunity to identify potential for improvement as well as strengths of your management system in advance. Both services are optional.

The certification audit starts with a system analysis (audit stage 1) and an evaluation of your documentation, objectives, the results of your management review and internal audits. In this process, we determine whether your management system is sufficiently developed and ready for certification. In the next step (system audit stage 2), your on-site DQS auditor assesses the effectiveness of all management processes using SCC/SCP. The audit result is presented at a final meeting. If necessary, action plans are agreed upon.

After the certification audit, the results are evaluated by the independent certification board of DQS. You will receive an audit report documenting the audit results. If all standard requirements are met, you will receive the SCC/SCP certificate.

To ensure that your company continues to meet all important SCC/SCP criteria after the certification audit, we conduct surveillance audits on an annual basis. This provides competent support for the continuous improvement of your management system.

The SCC/SCP certificate is valid for a maximum of three years. Recertification is carried out in good time before expiry to ensure continued compliance with the standard requirements. Upon compliance, a new certificate is issued.


How much does SCC certification cost?

The cost of SCC certification depends on a number of factors. For example, it plays an important role whether a certified management system is already in place. In addition, the size of your company also influences the duration of the audit and the price.

Number of employees, and the number of workshops, projects, construction sites, or open pit sites are other factors that need to be considered. For these reasons, the costs for certification according to SCC/SCP cannot be given as a lump sum. We will be happy to make you an individual offer for your organization.

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What you can expect from us

  • More than 35 years of experience in the certification of management systems and processes
  • Industry-experienced auditors and experts with strong technical knowledge
  • Accredited certificates with international acceptance

  • Value-adding insights into your company from our experts
  • Personal, smooth support from our specialists - regionally, nationally and internationally
  • Individual offers with flexible contract terms and no hidden costs
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