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New qualifications for riggers Hoisting and Lifting

 

We would like to inform you about the latest changes regarding the new SOG VCA qualifications for riggers Hoisting and Lifting

 

BVL (Guiding of suspended loads)

VVL-H (Handling loads with hand operated equipment)

 

Starting from the 5th of December these new qualifications can be booked at our training centre. The old SOG VCA qualification VVL (Handling Loads) has been terminated from the 18th of October 2016 and cannot be requested as a SOG qualification course any more.

 

Information SOG-qualifications VVL-H and BVL

Starting from the 18th of October the SOG qualification VVL (SOG code: H-VVL-PC-0405) has been removed from the training guide “SSVV Opleidingen Gids”.

Accordingly, to the VCA Infra regulations, the new qualifications must meet the minimum required training standards and minimum required training time.

 

VVL-H:

Minimum duration of 16 hours including examination, of which 8 hours should be spent at discussing the theoretical content of the qualification and 4 hours practical training.

The theoretical exam will take 30 minutes and the practical exam needs to meet a maximum of 3 hours per candidate.

 BVL:

Minimum duration of 26 hours including examination, of which 8 hours should be spent at discussing the theoretical content of the qualification and 12 hours practical training.

The theoretical exam will take 45 minutes and the practical exam needs to meet a maximum of 3,5 hours per candidate

 

Training centres are by the VCA infra standards required for demonstrable competencies of their instructors and examiners, for the qualifications BVL and VVL-H.

 

The VVL-H training course is a requirement for employees who will perform work at (petro-) chemical plants and working sites, to move loads horizontal and vertical, with portable hoisting equipment (without the use of cranes).

The BVL training course is a requirement for employees who will perform work at (petro-) chemical plants and working sites and are involved in safe moving/handling of loads as a hoisting/lifting assistant for the crane operator.

 

Exemptions:

If your employee has been certified for the mentioned qualifications as listed below, he or she is exempt for the VVL-H and BVL qualifications.

  • Banksman 1.9, according to Nogepa
  • Hijsbegeleider, (hoisting/ lifting supervisor) according to TCVT W4-08

 

Source of origin: http://www.vcainfra.nl/ssvv-opleidingengids/risicovolletaak-per-branche/ (Product specification sheet BVL and VVL-H) Please be advised that your client can set his own terms and conditions for demand of the VVL-H or BVL qualifications.

Duration current qualification SOG VVL

The expire date of the VVL certificates remains valid until the mentioned expiring date on the certificate. Certificate owners which validation ends from the 18th of October will remain valid until the 1st of March 2017. During this period the candidate will have the opportunity to follow the new training courses VVL-H or BVL.

Our instructors and examiners are qualified according to the standards of VCA Infra and ready to go. As from today you can place your requests at opleidingen@scaves.nl for the qualifications VVL-H, BVL or Banksman 1.9.

If you need more advice or information regarding this news, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@scaves.nl or you can reach us by phone at +31 (0) 524 53 26 54