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Like any other business association, ANETVA offers its members useful information to assist them in their business activity, as well as setting them apart from all those other companies which carry out rope access work activity but are not ANETVA members. Some of these advantages can be summarised as follows:

  • By issuing its CREDENTIAL, ANETVA certifies the associate company for the performance of all manner of rope access work.

  • ANETVA offers technical and legal advisory services on all aspects related to rope access work.

  • ANETVA offers associate companies with consultancy and collaboration for the adaptation to prevailing legislation on health and safety in the workplace, regularly carrying out internal document audits to ensure that all members comply with the obligations arising from these regulations.

  • The ROPE ACCESS WORK MANUAL, which forms the foundation on which all rope access work training processes and techniques are based and is governed by Royal Decree 2177 of 12 November 2004 concerning the use of equipment to carry out temporary work at height.

  • Pursuant to RD 2177 of 2004 and based on the ANETVA manual, the Association promotes and organises training courses for its partners, with the aim of developing and training operators specialised in the unique characteristics of rope access work. This is one of the areas on which the Association is currently focusing, as training is seen as a fundamental pillar in promoting and providing information on rope access work.

  • Assistance in the design and editing of internal training processes member companies.

  • ANETVA ensures that all certified companies suitably train their employees and, provided that they meet with the established requirements, provides them with a certificate or professional cardcertifying their training level as a rope access technician.

  • To facilitate control over work equipment and its various elements, ANETVA provides its associate companies with a materials control sheet, which includes a series of information providing information on how the materials were used, expiration, who used the material, etc., as well as verifying the control of the equipment and the items it includes.

  • ANETVA provides advisory services for internal investigations into accidents which have taken place in the companies, providing a specific document produced through the work of an accident commission.

  • To ensure that the associate companies are aware of all the technical aspects and prevailing legislation which affect them, ANETVA organises technical conferences focusing on a single subject, presentations, forums and various other meetings.

  • ANETVA also provides information by issuing informative newsletters and circulars, detailing all aspects related to rope access work, as well as any general news which may be of interest to the companies.

One of the most significant projects carried out has been to define, specify and propose the legal status of rope access work. To do so, ANETVA has played an active role in the transposition of European Directive 2001/45/EC, culminating in the approval of Royal Decree 2177 of 12 November 2004 concerning the use of equipment to carry out temporary work at height.

ANETVA has also paid particular attention to compliance with regulatory issues related to the LPRL (Spanish law on health and safety at the workplace) and all complementary legislation in this regard. All companies must pass an internal health and safety audit if they want to become fully-fledged ANETVA members.

ANETVA is a full partner to the NATIONAL CONFEDERATION OF CONSTRUCTION, since June 2011.