The Van Heck management values Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) for all its staff and that of its (international) clients highly. With the below certifications, Van Heck expects to have the right certificates for both parties. The compulsory periodic audits, in combination with our internal monitoring, guarantee completeness and accuracy throughout the QHSE spectrum.

The Van Heck certifications briefly explained:

ISO 9001

ISO 9001 is a standard that states the requirements for quality management of an organization. This standard is the basis of a comprehensive quality management system.

ISO 45001

The ISO 45001:2018 replaces the OHSAS 18001 and is an international standard for management systems concerning healthy and safe working conditions. The standard has been developed by a broad-based international standards committee.
The ISO 45001 standard is constructed according to the so-called ISO High Level Structure (HLS) that is applicable for all ISO management system standards.


VCA has been the standard in safe, healthy and sustainable working conditions in the Netherlands for 25 years. It is a certificate that aims at direct control of SHE (Safety, Health and Environment) during the execution of work and of the SHE management system.
Van Heck was fully VCA certified until 2019, but due to changed laws and regulations, management has decided to switch to an internationally recognized standard; the ISO 45001.
VCA certification on a personal level: In addition to the ISO 45001, management has decided to maintain VCA certification on a personal level for employees in  the shop and for those who visit our clients on-site.


Green Award

The Green Award certificate was introduced to maritime shipping in 1994 to improve the quality of sea-going vessels. The Green Award has since been widely accepted. As a result, (sea-going) ships, shipping companies and oil companies can be found all over the world, that have been certified by the Green Award Foundation in terms of quality, safety and the environment.