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Invitation to the GA & ‘TRAIN THE TRAINER’ EVENT

-International forestry training experts in practice

-European certification in tree felling & tree climbing techniques

-Lifting equipment examination & testing methods

-European Vet-Safety project developments

-Skills assessor standard setting & certification events


Reserve the dates in your diary:

30 Nov - 4 Dec 2015 – London

4 April - 8 April 2016 - Romania

20 June - 24 June 2016 - Denmark

21 Nov - 25 Nov 2016 - Italy

More information about the project here:




Book your place & get involved:

Contact: secretariat@aba-skills.com


The AGM was hosted in Vienna, part of this meeting was to arrange future training events for 2016. Training will be ongoing in the UK this December including First Aid Training for the potential assessors. Other activities will be looking at MEWP operations as part of the "Work at Height" Agenda.

Overall the skills activities included:

  • Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting Techniques
  • Basic Tree Felling Techniques
  • Advanced Tree Felling Techniques
  • Tree Climbing, Hand Saw Use & Aerial Rescue Techniques (New pan-European Standard)
  • Tree Climbing & Aerial Chainsaw Techniques (New pan-European Standard)

Not all instructors were initially successful but they commented positively on the high quality of the new European chainsaw standards and look forward to the opportunity to successfully complete the assessments at the next event planned to be held in the UK during December. Further information on this event can be obtained by contacting the Secretariat.

With kind regards

Admin Team


ABA International

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