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EFESC Handbook

The EFESC Handbook is binding. In it, the purpose, structure and regulations of EFESC are defined.

EFESC handbook

24th November 2020

EFESC European Chainsaw Standards (ECS)

The European Chainsaw Standards (ECS) are binding. The ECS lay down the skills required to obtain the respective level of European Chainsaw Certificates. As such the ECS constitute the basis for assessments.

European Chainsaw Standards ECS 1

8th July 2021

European Chainsaw Standards ECS1 (Tension)

4th September 2019

European Chainsaw Standards ECS 2

8th July 2021

European Chainsaw Standards ECS 3

6th July 2021

European Chainsaw Standards ECS 4

8th July 2021

EUROPEAN CHAINSAW STANDARDS Pre-test to ECC3

6th July 2021

EUROPEAN CHAINSAW STANDARDS – WORK AT HEIGHT

8th June 2021

EFESC Handbook Appendices

Only with the exception of Appendix 3, the EFESC Handbook Appendices are non-binding documents. The appendices provide guidelines, recommendations and forms for the practical implementation of regulations laid out in the EFESC Handbook.

EFESC Handbook Appendices (below):

23rd July 2020

EFESC Assessor Guidelines

Appendix 1: EFESC Assessors Code of Practice

2nd October 2020

Appendix 2: EFESC Assessor Approval Guidance Notes

23rd July 2020

EFESC Verifier Guidelines

Appendix 3: EFESC Verification System ( Binding )

28th July 2021

Appendix 4: EFESC Verification Report Form

23rd July 2020

Checklists for EFESC Assessment Centres and Assessors

ECC1 Site Requirements & Equipment Checklist

20th October 2020

ECC2 Site Requirements and Equipment Checklist

31st May 2021

ECC3 Site Requirements & Equipment Checklist

31st May 2021

ECC4 Site Requirements & Equipment Checklist

31st May 2021

ECC Score Sheets

ECC score sheet ECC1

6th July 2021

ECC score sheet ECC1 (Tension)

23rd July 2020

ECC score sheet ECC2

6th July 2021

ECC score sheet ECC3

6th July 2021

ECC score sheet ECC4

6th July 2021

Pretest to ECC3 score sheet

6th July 2021

EFESC General Recommendations and Forms

CPD Record Form

2nd October 2020

EP & SSRA Form

2nd October 2020

Appendix 5: EFESC Definitions

23rd July 2020