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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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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.

FORESTRY SKILLS ROMANIA

Apr 08, 2017Posted by ABA Admin

 
Romania 2017

ABA partners and the Vet-Safety project team combined their skills at the recent event hosted by Transilvania University of Brasov. Experienced ABA skills verifiers and mentors supported the training & assessment of ground-based chainsaw (ECC) operators and instructors. Consolidation of previous skills & refining of techniques used in practice included assessment of theoretical knowledge during the workshop sessions.

In addition, further work supported the continuous development of the Erasmus + Vet-Safety project on work at height safety which includes the use of chainsaws. The ECC standards for work at heights have made great progress with a new safety level developed and due for release at the next joint ABA/Vet-Safety event to be held in Czech Republic during June 2017.

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