We would like to make you aware of a change in the standard that brings more flexibility when you recertify your certificate.
Your new certificate will now be valid from the expiration date at your current certificate.
In other words, you will not lose duration time at your current certificate if you recertify well in advance of the expiration date of your certificate.
You can recertify as early as 6 months before your certificate expires.
As a result of the shutdown caused by the coronavirus, it has been problematic for many Safety supervisors to complete required seminar.
Safety supervisors that should have completed required seminar in the period between 12th of March 2020 and 30th of September 2020, but has not been able to complete this due to the coronavirus, will be granted an exemption from this when attending a course with examination day within 30th of September 2020.
The exemption period for person certificate has been extended to 30 September, 2020
This means that anyone with an expired certificate during the exemption period (12 March - 30 September) can re-certify until 30 September (the day of examination). After this date, you have to participate in an ordinary course.
It is not allowed to do rope access work with an invalid certificate after 30 September.
SSE and the training companies recommend to sign up for a course as early as possible, as course may become filled up when we approaches 30 September. Full courses do not give any reason for further extended exemption.
The training companies will conduct more courses than usual during this period. Please contact the training companies for signing up for a course.
This date is final, and will only be considered extended if the Norwegian Authorities change the advice on infection protection.
In January, the version of NS 9600, which has been used for almost 10 years, was replaced by a new version NS 9600:2020. Some changes have been made in the requirements and the standard has been restructured into 6 parts instead of 4. There are no major changes for Class A certified persons.
SOFT Sertifisering has just been accredited according to NS-EN ISO 17024 “General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons”. NS-EN ISO 17024 is one of several accreditation standards in the 17000 family. This accreditation is used for laboratories, certification bodies, inspection agencies, etc.
The Norwegian Accreditation website states the following about accreditation: “Accreditation is the official recognition of an organization’s competence and ability to perform specific tasks in accordance with specified requirements.” This implies that the authorities recognize our certification scheme.
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