15 years of standards for European forestry and green professionals (EFESC)

17 June 2024

24 000 European chainsaw certificates awarded

On June 16, 2009, the first European Chainsaw Certificate (ECC) was awarded by the European Forestry and Environmental Skills Council (EFESC). Now, exactly 15 years later, 24,000 forest workers – including tree workers, firefighters, gardeners, landscapers, etc. – in Europe have successfully acquired the European Chainsaw Certificate (ECC).

With this certificate, forest workers demonstrate their craftsmanship with European recognition. By agreeing on standards together with a strong network of European players, safety in the sector is enhanced. It is about continuously learning from each other and contributing to the safe management of Europe’s natural environment. The certificate also ensures that professionals in Europe can work across borders.

Last modified: 17 June 2024