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CHAINSAW STANDARDS EVENT

Jul 25, 2014Posted by ABA Admin

 
Denmak Event

International chainsaw standards have been continuously developed since the successful Leonardo European funded project completion in 2011. Supported & launched by ABA International during 2012 the new & pioneering 1st European Chainsaw Certification (ECC/ICC) scheme and International on-line skills register were established. Successful European & International chainsaw operator skills continue to be registered on a regular basis along with qualified LOLER inspectors. The latest version of the chainsaw standards will be demonstrated & tested by vocational education & training experts at the next ABA International General Assembly. This will be hosted by the University of Copenhagen in Denmark 9-11th September and is open to all interested parties. More Information can be found here

ISAC-PRESIDENT & VP ELECTED

Jul 10, 2014Posted by ABA Admin

 
New President and VP

ABA International Standards & Accreditation Council (ISAC) during its recent standards development meetings unanimously supported the proposals for William Robb (UK) as President & Jens Hansen (Denmark) as Vice-President which were subsequently confirmed by election. Both are founding members & developers behind the European & International chainsaw certification project and are fully dedicated to the continued successful development of ABA INTERNATIONAL and its mission aims. New expert members have also been elected from Poland, Slovenia, Latvia & the UK, further enhancing the quality of the existing membership.

LOLER EXAM SUCCESS

May 18, 2014Posted by ABA Admin

 
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ABA International continues to support the development of the recent successful Leonardo European LOLER qualifications. Work continues beyond the project aimed at improving safety in work at heights.

Three new candidates recently undertook the Level 1 Equipment Inspection examination held in Czech Republic representing Latvia, UK & Denmark. Under observation by a number of international instructors the candidates (rope access climbers / instructors) were assessed individually by ABA accredited examiners which included qualified City&Guilds / NPTC assessors from the UK. After some tense decision making moments all three were successful and have now been added to the international skills register. Evaluation given by the candidates was very positive on the high standards of assessment & the quality of knowledge and expertise shown by the examiners during post-exam feedback.

Background to the ECC & ICC

Mar 03, 2014Posted by ABA Admin

 
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The need for a recognised EUROPEAN / INTERNATIONAL CHAINSAW CERTIFICATE (ECC / ICC) or 'licence' has been proposed by various organisations and individuals at meetings over a number of years which has ultimately led to the recent successful development of the International Awarding Body Association (ABA).ABA International is a 'not for profit' organisation primarily tasked with the management and quality assurance of skills certification and recognition throughout Europe and Worldwide. By February 2014 over 300 successful European Chainsaw Certificates have been issued and recorded in the new electronic skills register of chainsaw operators.

Prior to the formation of ABA the ‘roots’ of the idea for International chainsaw certification can be traced back to various meetings held between Instructors/Assessors & Advisors from the UK National School of Forestry, Danish School of Forestry & the Scottish School of Forestry, in the UK in 1997 led by Ib Christensen (Skovskolen - University of Copenhagen). A UK Leonardo project submission by William Robb was approved in 2009 where he subsequently managed and successfully developed with project partners and contributing voluntary partners the 'Evaluation and Implementation of Chainsaw Operators Certification' through to completion in 2011.

William Robb is the technical author of the European and International chainsaw standards and legal owner of the standards & project products. For a more detailed background see our history here or have a look at the slides here.

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