Do your staff work in an environment where they come into contact with snakes, spiders and other reptiles?

Sydney Snake Catchers can provide snake awareness courses for employees that work in high risk areas. We can even train your staff in the safe identification and relocation of snakes and other reptiles.


SNAKE AWARENESS AND SNAKE HANDLING COURSES

SEMINAR LOCATION: On site
ATTENDEES: 10 people per session

DAY 1

2.5 hour interactive discussion on different species of snakes and spiders.

Topics covered include:
  • Snake ecology, habits and behaviours.
  • Species Identification.
  • Facts and Fallacies.
  • The specific effects of venom.
  • Different snakes - different behaviours.
  • Peak activity periods.
  • What to do/what NOT to do if confronted by an angry snake - is it venomous?
  • How to avoid being bitten- Strike Zone and PPE.
  • What to do if you are bitten- The latest in first aid techniques and hands on
  • instruction in compression bandaging.
  • Case histories - what went right/what went wrong!
  • Assessed snake bite scenarios and emergency drills.

DAY 2

All day ( 8-10 Hours) interactive discussion and hands on training on different species of venomous and non venomous snakes.

A selection of these live snakes will be used depending on availability: Eastern Browns, Tigers, Death Adders, Red Bellied Black Snake, Carpet Python, Diamond Python.

Topics covered:
  • Expert handling techniques / demonstration and theory.
  • Snake handling equipment / selection and use.
  • Safe handling basics for capture and restraint.
  • Participant hands-on assessment.
  • Handling practice / demonstration and review.
  • Incident role playing and scenarios.
We also offer a simplified course that includes snake awareness but not snake handling. Please contact us for more information.