VCA stands for VGM Contractor Checklist (Health, Safety and Environment). This extensive questionnaire is used as an audit and screening system for contractors who execute work for clients. The VCA ** certificate is intended for companies with 35 or more employees and smaller companies acting as the main contractor.
A client who outsources high-risk work to a company with a VCA certificate can trust that the outsourced work is executed without endangering health, safety and the environment. This is verified by an independent and objective investigation by a recognised certification body. The organisation checks annually whether the contractor still complies with all VCA requirements.