Via ferrata management
Via ferratas in Quebec are owned by private entities or national parks. Their development, oversight, and use are subject to specific regulations.
Each via ferrata we visited requires "Quality Safety" accreditation, a system established by "Aventure Ecotourisme Québec" in 2005. This accreditation process leaves nothing to chance. All details are carefully reviewed, from writing the emergency and rescue plan to training guide-rescuers and team leaders, as well as a full risk analysis. If any component appears even slightly out of order, the company can lose its accreditation and have any via ferrata projects immediately put on hold.
To ensure maximum safety, all personal safety equipment is provided to participants. They are then required to climb with a certified guide, who is also in charge of inspecting the gear.
Quebec's tourism professionals, members of "Aventure Ecotourisme Québec," accept the rules established by "Quality Safety" certification. Whether company owners, national park personnel, or other activity leaders in the field in direct contact with guests, they all take risk management seriously. It is a top priority. For this reason, nothing is left to chance.
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