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ABA International evolved from the 2009 European Chainsaw Certificate (ECC) project which was undertaken in response to a demand for international recognition of qualifications within this sector.

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  • As an ECC chainsaw operator David has proven to be safe & skilled in felling small trees competently on the estate

    Simon Jones, Factor - Ayton Castle

  • The ABA European chainsaw certificate is an efficient way for employees to show their qualifications electronically (e-passport on the ABA website), and for employers to check them. As a company using different contractors on a regular basis, we can easily check an arborist's certification, and are reassured of the high quality standard of training

    Esther Livesey, Precision Tree Services

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GA 2017 - HUNGARY

Nov 09, 2017Posted by ABA Admin

 
ABA GA 2017

The 2017 annual GA was held in Budapest-Hungary and hosted by ABA Qualification Centre-Pandokrator. Elections were held for Board & Committee positions, Board discussions held & an overview of the continuing progress of ABA was provided by the President which included:

  • Increased membership & qualification centres
  • New high quality occupational safety standards
  • Continuing success of the European Chainsaw Certification (ECC) & ECC at Heights
  • Progress with the new European Tree Climbing Certification (ETC)

The Vet-Safety project was presented and the current status of the new European safety standards for work at heights discussed. Innovative research work included new information on forestry sector accident analysis in Spain and collaborative occupational safety & health research reports submitted from ABA members & partner organisations.

40 Assessors, 3 Continents

Jul 16, 2017Posted by ABA Admin

 
Brno 2017

ABA Skills Instructors & Assessors from Europe, Asia and Australia recently completed a busy week of training, assessment and verifications demonstrating international standards in a range of forestry & arborist skills. 40 assessors participated during the five day event hosted by ABA Qualification Centre (University of Mendel), Brno, Czech Republic.

In addition, the Vet-Safety project team participated and made further progress on a review of the new European & International standards for the safe use of chainsaws at heights which aim to increase operator safety in this hazardous work environment.

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