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EFESC Handbook

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

EFESC handbook

12th April 2022

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

13th September 2021

European Chainsaw Standards ECS1 (Tension)

12th April 2022

European Chainsaw Standards ECS 2

8th July 2021

European Chainsaw Standards ECS 3

14th April 2022

European Chainsaw Standards ECS 4

8th July 2021

EUROPEAN CHAINSAW STANDARDS Pre-test to ECC3

12th April 2022

EUROPEAN CHAINSAW STANDARDS – WORK AT HEIGHT

12th April 2022

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

12th April 2022

Appendix 2: EFESC Assessor Approval Guidance Notes

23rd July 2020

EFESC Verifier Guidelines

Appendix 3: EFESC Verification System ( Binding )

12th April 2022

Appendix 4: EFESC Verification Report Form

23rd July 2020

Checklists for EFESC Assessment Centres and Assessors

ECC1 Site Requirements & Equipment Checklist

12th April 2022

ECC2 Site Requirements and Equipment Checklist

12th April 2022

ECC3 Site Requirements & Equipment Checklist

12th April 2022

ECC4 Site Requirements & Equipment Checklist

12th April 2022

ECC Score Sheets

ECC score sheet ECC1

13th September 2021

ECC score sheet ECC1 (Tension)

12th April 2022

ECC score sheet ECC2

6th July 2021

ECC score sheet ECC3

14th April 2022

ECC score sheet ECC4

31st August 2021

Pretest to ECC3 score sheet

12th April 2022

EFESC EUROPEAN BRUSH CUTTER STANDARDS (EBS) and SCORE SHEET (EBC)

EUROPEAN BRUSCHCUTTER STANDARD EBS 1

31st August 2022

EUROPEAN BRUSHCUTTER SCORE SHEET EBC 1

31st August 2022

EFESC General Recommendations and Forms

Guideline on Cable Assisted Felling

7th November 2022

Pre-test to ECC3 – Explanatory Notes

29th August 2022

Appendix 5: EFESC Definitions

12th April 2022

CPD Record Form

12th April 2022

EP & SSRA Form

12th April 2022