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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

News

Game Changer

May 10, 2018Posted by ABA Admin

 
Game Changer

Partners of the European project-Game Changer in association with ABA International held another successful meeting recently in Brno, Czech Republic. The project has been gaining further momentum since the implementation of a pilot testing phase in January 2018. It is led by the ABA Centre from Hungary-Pandokrator & aims to develop and improve individual’s skills as part of a key objective. Training is currently being undertaken in:

  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Greece
  • Hungary

More information can be found at gamechangerproject.eu

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.

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