Welcome to the official website of The European Chainsaw Certificate. Here you can find information on the ECC standard, the EFESC organisation and National Agencies.


Here you can find all information concerning the EFESC organisation, the vision, the handbook and more.

European Chainsaw Standards

Get informed about the European Chainsaw Standards, different levels and procedures.

National Agency

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Latest news

ECC in German FSC-Standards
The European Chainsaw Certificate is now part of the revised FSC-standards in Germany (version 3.0, valid from mid 2017). In a nutshell: as from 01/07/2020, all professional chainsaw users working in FSC-certified forests, must have an ECC3-certificate or an equivalent national certificate. Exceptions are allowed for non-commercially working private persons or forest owners working in their own forest. They must have verifiable training in chainsaw use. More information on the German FSC-website.

General assemby
The annual general assembly of EFESC will take place from November 6th to November 8th 2016 in the in the Fondazione Minoprio, in Vertemate con Minoprio (Como - Italy).
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EFESC Standards Committee meeting
On 18th and 19th of May, the EFESC Standards Committee held a meeting at the IPC Groene Ruimte in Arnhem in the Netherlands. The main items on the agenda were...
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Updated versions of ECS available
The EFESC Standards Committee has recently revised European Chainsaw Standards 1, 2 and 3. The updated versions of the standards are now available on our download page. You will also find a version with highlighted changes to compare previous versions of the standards. ECS 4 will be revised during the coming months. Untill further notice, version 2012 will remain valid.

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