An SIS-SCT diploma shows that you have basic knowledge of safety, health and the environment and that you can apply this knowledge. You are familiar with laws and regulations, the risks of temporary agency work and the specific situation at the user company. You are a fully-fledged point of contact for clients, management and supplied employees and help your candidate to find his or her place in the SHE system of the user company. In short: with an SIS-SCT diploma you show that you know what is expected of you as an intermediary or manager of a temporary employment agency.
SIS-SCT covers the same subjects as SOS-SCC, but from the perspective of a temporary employment agency. Compared to SOS-SCC, SIS-SCT requires different and more specific knowledge in certain areas. Such as insight into legislation, roles, tasks and responsibilities aimed at borrowing and supplying, and discussing points of attention for the supplied employee. For this reason, you should also obtain SIS-SCT if you already have SOS-SCC.
SIS-SCT is intended for intermediaries and managers of SCT-certified temporary employment agencies and temporary employment agencies that supply personnel to SCC-certified companies. This includes both permanent and temporary employees.
4. Undertaking challenging work
because you are capable of tackling these challenges
Discuss with your employer what is required of you with regard to safe and healthy work. Jointly decide what you still have to learn and whether this includes SIS-SCT. Discuss how you can acquire the required knowledge and experience. There are all kinds of options available, from induction programmes to on-the-job training and from training courses to coaching. We want to give you one tip: you cannot learn how to work safely and healthily from a book!
It is not compulsory to take a training course, but it is highly recommended. Every trainer may offer SCC training courses. All you need to do is quickly search on Google to see that there is a wide choice of training courses. How can you find out which training course you should take? We have a number of useful tips for this. Once you have chosen a training course in consultation with your employer, you can start the course.
A training course usually includes the examination. Your trainer will arrange this for you. If you would like to register to take an examination yourself, please contact a recognised examination centre nearby. Examinations take place daily and throughout the country. Would you like to take a mock examination first? Visit the website of VCA Infra. You can read more about examinations here.
If you passed the examination, you will be presented with an SIS-SCT diploma. This is automatically registered in the Central Diploma Register (website in Dutch). Employers and clients can check this register to see whether you have obtained a diploma. Do you have a personal safety logbook? Please also record your new diploma in the logbook.
Your SIS-SCT diploma is valid for ten years. After that, you will have to re-sit the examination. You need to keep track of this yourself. You can check the period of validity of your diploma in the Central Diploma Register (in Dutch). Your diploma is only valid if it is registered in the Central Diploma Register.
The Netherlands and Belgium have a long tradition of cooperation in the field of Safety, Health and Environment Checklist Contractors (SCC). As a result, Belgium now uses exactly the same system as the Netherlands. Dutch and Belgian SCC diplomas (including SIS-SCT) are therefore equivalent and valid in both countries.
Your SIS-SCT certificate is not valid in other countries.
The cost of an SIS-SCT diploma depends on several factors. Are you taking a training course or are you only sitting examinations? What kind of training course or examination is it? Did you pass the examination the first time or did you have to re-sit the examination?
Taking a training course
An SIS-SCT training course, including the examination, costs about 225 Euros per day. There are one-day and multi-day training courses. One-day courses are particularly suitable for people who already have a great deal of practical experience. Multi-day courses offer more time to practice and let the material to sink in. A comprehensive SIS-SCT training course takes three days. Longer courses are suitable for people with little experience, who are not yet familiar with working in the Netherlands or who have difficulty learning, reading or writing. There are also courses in a language other than Dutch, the costs of which may vary from one language to another.
You only take the examination
A separate SIS-SCT examination will cost about 70 to 100 Euros. This may include a free resit examination. A reading examination or an examination in another language costs about 20 to 50 Euros more.
The amounts mentioned are only an indication. Do you want to know exactly what is possible and what it costs? Then ask your trainer or examination centre. They will be happy to tell you more.