Health and Safety
Under Spanish Health and Safety regulations Spanish and foreign Companies operating on construction sites in Spain in concept of contractors or subcontractors must be inscribed in the Registry of Accredited Companies (Registro de Empresas Acreditadas – “REA” in Spanish) and comply a series of requirements:
1. Have an organization production, facilities, work teams and the staff needed to carry out the assignments received;
2. Have an adequate organization in matter of prevention of occupational risks and have staff with health and safety training at work.
Registration in the REA
Registration in the Registry of Accredited Companies (Registro de Empresas Acreditadas – “REA” in Spanish) – certifies compliance with these requirements.
Companies that contract or subcontract work in construction sites must verify that their companies’ contractors or subcontractors meet the requirements legally required. The way to fulfill this duty of verification is requesting and obtaining a certification from the Spanish labor authority that certifies that the company is registered in the Registry.
We help foreign companies registering in that registry. In addition, we notify posted foreign workers to the Spanish labor authorities as required by Directive 96/71/EC concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services.