Informing people that they may lose their benefit or that they have to make a bigger effort to seek employment, is not always without any risk. The VDAB has decided to install a red alarm button in meeting rooms, to allow employees to call for help if necessary. This will happen in a 'discrete way' as a last resort if things would go wrong. A go-between will be informed about the incident in the building, to intervene as quickly as possible.
The VDAB is currently guiding and helping job seekers, but as from next year they will also be responsible for checks and sanctions. It's a responsibility they take from the federal service RVA, as powers are being devolved to the regions.