The Safe Working at Height Foundation manages the certification schemes and the final and test terms by which employees can be examined. All participants take a theoretical and a practical exam. The exams are developed and maintained by SVWOH. If a participant passes both exams, they receive a personal certificate from the certifying body DNV GL. This certificate is registered by the SVWOH in the Central Diploma Register (CDR) SSVV. In that way, an employer or client can always check whether the scaffold builder has the proper papers and is sufficiently prepared for safe working at heights.
For the examination, the SVWOH works together with several examination bodies. There are several examination bodies that are entitled to administer exams for personal certification within the scaffolding construction industry. These examination bodies administer the examinations in accordance with the ISO-17024 standard for personal certification.
The examination for a personal certificate is taken through a (personal) certification body which has been accredited by the Council for Accreditation. After successful completion of the exam, you will receive a personal certificate that is valid for 5 years.
Please note: only personal certificates that bear the logos of the certification body, the examination body and the SVWOH will be registered in the Central Diploma Register SSVV.