DGMK-Project Occupational Safety
SCC - Safety Certificate Contractors
Since the 1990s, the Processing and Application department has been in charge of SCC, a procedure that certifies occupational safety management systems taking into account relevant (occupational) safety, health and environmental protection aspects (SHE). The aim is to increase the safety awareness of the employees of partner companies, combined with a reduction in the frequency of accidents. Currently, more than 4,000 contractor companies are SCC or SCP certified. In the course of the change of the DAkkS rule concept, DAkkS announced the withdrawal of the guidance for the accreditation of certification bodies for SCC (DAkkS Rule 71 SD 6 017) and approached DGMK in autumn 2018 regarding the assumption of future programme ownership. After possible effects and alternatives were discussed in detail in the committees, the board of DGMK decided in summer 2019 that the role of SCC programme ownership cannot be taken over by DGMK. As a consequence, DGMK will also withdraw from the role of (previous) SCC standard setter. This applies to the SCC system area and the SHE personnel area. In future, all documents relating to SCC/SGU will no longer be managed and published by DGMK. The VAZ Verband akkreditierter Zertifizierungsgesellschaften e.V. will take over the program ownership. The DGMK accompanies the transfer of the scheme to the new scheme owner.