Knowing how to recognise and react to dangerous wildlife can mean the difference between life and death, especially when working in remote locations.
Hands on Wildlife offers a variety of wildlife orientation courses that will teach your staff how to deal with some of Australia’s most deadly animals and help you to meet and exceed Occupational Health and Safety Industry Codes of Practise. All of our courses can be customised to be location and job specific. Live animals are utilized during all of our courses so that staff can observe the natural behaviours of these animals.
Hands on Wildlife is based in Townsville, Queensland. We are a mobile business that can easily access remote locations throughout North Queensland. Specialising in entertaining and educational programs, we emphasize safety and provide expert instruction in a relaxed and enjoyable manner.
SNAKE IDENTIFICATION AND BEHAVIOUR COURSE:
Hands on Wildlife’s Snake Identification and Behaviour Course provides participants with a good understanding of the venomous and non-venomous snakes that may be found in their region. The course will cover the following topics:
- Basic snake identification
- Basic snake behaviour
- How to react when you see a snake
- Why do snakes bite?
- Snake bite first aid
The course will consist of both a classroom style information session and a hands-on portion where participants will be able to handle several non-venomous snake species.
Duration: 2 hours
DANGEROUS WILDLIFE ORIENTATION COURSE:
Australia is home to some of the most deadly wildlife in the world. Often staff that are sent to work in remote areas are not familiar with some of the dangers and threats posed by the local wildlife. The Dangerous Wildlife Orientation Course will introduce participants to some of Australia’s most dangerous animals, including snakes, crocodiles, scorpions, and centipedes. The course will be location specific and will teach staff how to work and live safely around these animals.
The course will consist of both a classroom style information session and a hands-on portion where participants will be able to safely handle several of these animals.
Duration: 4 hours
VENOMOUS SNAKE HANDLING/RELOCATION COURSE:
Do you need to qualify staff members to remove snakes from the work site?
Hands on Wildlife offers a Venomous Snake Relocation Course to industry based customers. Our staff is highly experienced, having worked professionally with venomous snakes in zoological institutions both in Australia and in the United States. Safety is our main priority, and we teach safe, “no-contact” handling methods and we supply all our own snake handling equipment, including hooks, tongs, and hoop bags. The course will consist of both a classroom style information session and practical portion where participants are able to gain experience handling live snakes. A comprehensive safety and identification manual, and snake bite first aid kit are included in the cost of the course. Participants can purchase their own snake handling equipment at an additional cost.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive two written references recommending that they be awarded their Damage Mitigation (snake catching) Permit.
THE VENOMOUS SNAKE HANDLING/RELOCATION COURSE WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2011.
Please contact us today to enquire about pricing.