Print Email Facebook Twitter Reviewing the value of mandatory certification and testing arrangements for safety and health Title Reviewing the value of mandatory certification and testing arrangements for safety and health Author Zwetsloot, G.I.J.M. Drupsteen, L. Contributor Ruessink, H. (editor) de Bree, M. (editor) Publication year 2015 Abstract For a series of activities, there are in the Netherlands specific requirements for mandatory occupational safety and health (OSH) certification of people, products or services. To reduce problems with the present arrangements - for the involved ministry as well as for the stakeholders - exploratory research was carried out to clarify the added values of these mandatory arrangements, and to identify options to make the system leaner and more flexible without compromising the level of protection. The analyses are mainly based on a series of interviews of representatives of the various stakeholders. Most stakeholders value the mandatory status of the regimes; this is especially the case for the governing foundations that represent a variety of stakeholders. The stakeholders do not see many benefits in the option to make the arrangement voluntary. The option of a central register as an alternative for mandatory certification raises most questions. Stakeholders find it difficult to express conclusions as long as it is unclear how such a register would be organized and managed. A few examples were identified to simplify the current arrangement by using related guiding documents. Such constructions have the potential to reduce unnecessary detailed mandatory requirements, but ensuring the level of OSH. Finally, four success factors for managing change in the certification regime were identified: strengthening participation of stakeholders; better communication; harmonization and greater clarity; and maintenance of high but practical OSH standards. Subject Urban Mobility & EnvironmentUES - Urban Environment & SafetyELSS - Earth, Life and Social SciencesWork and EmploymentWorkplaceHealthy LivingMandatory certificationVoluntary certificationCentral RegisterComplianceOccupational Safety and Health To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:dfeede62-1852-4c00-968f-4d2f1f03c678 TNO identifier 532981 Publisher Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate, The Hague ISBN 9781326493189 Source Innovating environmental compliance assurance, 1-12 Document type bookPart Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.