What are A, B, C, D companies?
Written by Lindsay Vercruyssen
Companies are divided into four groups on the basis of the number of employees, educational level of the prevention advisor and the risks associated with their activities.
The group to which a company belongs is decisive for the duties of the internal or external prevention advisor.
Education level of the prevention advisor
- Group A: the prevention advisor must have attended at least one additional level I training.
- Group B: the prevention advisor must have attended at least one additional level II training.
- Group C: if the internal prevention advisor has additional level II or I training, then most of the risk management tasks may be performed internally (category C +). If it only has a basic knowledge then a number of tasks must be performed by the external service (category C-). Someone of the staff must be appointed as prevention advisor.
- Group D: the employer is allowed to fulfill the task of internal prevention advisor. Only a basic knowledge of prevention is required.
More info can be found in this article. (in Dutch of French)