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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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1st UK FEMALE ARBORIST REGISTERED

Mar 08, 2015Posted by ABA Admin

 
Raegan McKay

In April 2014, the ABA International skills register (e-Passport) recorded its 1st successful UK female chainsaw operator-Raegan McKay. Raegan received her e-Passport (ID no. UK0000001) following completion & validation of her basic felling techniques assessments, undertaken in the UK. In addition to her UK qualification she currently holds the European/International Chainsaw Certificates Level 1&2.

Now ABA International has a new addition to the arborist section of the rapidly expanding skills register namely Esther Sands from the UK (ID no. UK0000030). Esther has proudly become the 1st female arborist in the UK to be assessed to the new European/International standards for arborists. In addition to holding the European/International Chainsaw Certificates Level 1&2, Esther also now holds the pioneering new European/International Arborist Certificates Level 1&2 which include tree climbing, pruning & aerial rescue techniques and tree climbing & aerial chainsaw techniques. Many more assessments in the new European/International vocational standards for arborists will be undertaken by ABA International partners throughout Europe during 2015.

Esther Sands

Esther pictured right commented ‘I think the international ID system is a great idea as it means arborists can easily show employers/ customers / contractors their qualifications electronically without having to use a paper system which can easily be lost. It is also good for employers to be able to quickly look an arborist up online. It's great to see the industry developing and moving forward with a lot of hard work from ABA, and the digital ID system is a great way of showing that the arboricultural world is continuing to develop.’

NEW EUROPEAN SKILLS PROJECT

Jan 19, 2015Posted by ABA Admin

 
Cave 2015

During December 2014, ABA International members supported & participated in a new European skills training and safety initiative with a large group of partners from around Europe. The VET-SAFETY project was officially launched in Czech Republic following an earlier preliminary meeting held in Denmark. The project is funded by the European Union as part of the Erasmus + programme and is aimed at the vocational education & training sector. ABA International will continue to promote & support this exciting new initiative as it develops over the next few years. Common key objectives include:

  • Improving safety & skills training standards relating to working at height activities in Agriculture, Forestry & the Environment
  • Development of new resources to support skills training instructors & assessors
  • Development of an International health & safety data warehouse
  • Harmonisation & implementation of new European skills certification standards

Around 25 skills instructors from various countries attended the 1st project training event hosted by the University of Mendel in Brno and made early progress towards achieving the objectives. The next instructor training & certification event will be held in Romania during March. Further information can be obtained via the Secretariat.

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