Wildlife Safety and Risk Awareness

This program will enable participants to develop skills and knowledge around hazard identification and the assessment of the associated risks from local indigenous and introduced wildlife. Participants will learn which species of potentially harmful mammals, reptiles, birds and invertebrates are found in the catchment areas and the approach and strategies to minimise harm and injury to the fauna and fellow workers.

This course is taught using a combination of theory, real life situations, case studies and hands-on training techniques. Live venomous snakes are displayed in our DEPI approved snake pit, allowing attendees to get close and identify and observe characteristics, behaviour and risks associated with wildlife in a safe environment. Dangerous invertebrates such as spiders, scorpions and centipedes, birds such as raptors and young emus, and marsupials such as possums and kangaroos are also displayed under safe and humane conditions. Participants will be able to see first-hand how to react when confronted with these animals is trapped or distressed conditions.

Duration

1 day

Units of Competency

MSMWHS201 - Conduct hazard analysis