The SSVV Training Guide in brief

Incidents are minimized by prescribing that employees must be qualified to perform specific high-risk tasks, such as carrying out gas measurements, recognizing asbestos or working with forklift trucks. Employees also need to be qualified to work in high-risk environments such as petrochemical installations, construction sites and factories. Instruction, training courses and study programmes are all of great value in the acquisition of the necessary knowledge and skills.

The SSVV Training Guide (STG) contains information from Deltalinqs, NOGEPA, SIR, UNETO-VNI, VNCI, VNPI, VOMI and VSB about the instructions, training courses and study programmes they offer for high-risk tasks. All sectors affiliated with the SSVV may make use of the training offered in the Guide. The training listed in the SSVV Training Guide supplements the regular vocational study programmes and SCC training courses.

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What benefit is the SSVV Training Guide to me?

Savings in search time

Contractors can consult the STG to determine what their employees need to know to perform high-risk tasks, how they can acquire the necessary knowledge and skills, and how their knowledge and skills are tested. Principals can consult the STG to determine the requirements they may impose on persons who perform high-risk tasks on their behalf. This saves both parties a lot of search time.

Quality you can trust

The SSVV has introduced the STG with the objective of promoting optimum control of the risks associated with the performance of specific high-risk tasks. This reduces the probability of incidents. The affiliated sectors build on a high-quality and reliable range of training by making use of each other’s expertise, carrying out peer assessments of each other’s initiatives and discussing the requirements to be met by an appropriate training course. Principals can rest assured that their contractor's employees who have followed training listed in the STG the skills and qualifications required to carry out the tasks, even when the training was offered by another sector.

No reinvention of the wheel

The compilation of instructions, training courses and study programmes avoids the sectors' reinvention of the wheel: your sector does not need to develop a specific training course that is already offered by another sector. This enables the sectors to focus on improving their existing training courses and ensuring that they supplement each other for as far as possible.

Effective management of differences

The sectors that participate in the STG adopt different approaches to the organization, content and quality assurance of their training. One sector, for example, seeks to supplement a vocational programme, whilst another designs stand-alone training; some sectors work with competency profiles whilst others work with guidelines; and some sectors integrate the control the quality of their training in the programme, whilst others control the quality with the concluding examination. The sectors discuss these differences in the context of the STG - not with the objective of smoothing them out, but rather to ensure that they contribute to a training range that is recognizable to all interested parties and is of an acceptable quality. When this is not achieved then the sectors seek harmonization.