Snake Handling Training

Living with Wildlife courses provide basic information, instruction and practical training for people with little or no knowledge of or experience with snakes, venomous or otherwise. Every course is tailored to suit the needs of government agencies, industry or others.

Each course is available as

  • A comprehensive 2-day course
  • An abridged 1-day course
  • Refresher and Advanced techniques courses are 1 day in length
  • Live snakes are an essential feature of every course
  • Active participation is encouraged, under safe and controlled conditions
  • Course notes are supplied to each participant
  • Information about snakes and their behaviours is based on the most recent scientific studies
  • The maximum number of participants is 10. Advanced Techniques courses are limited to 6 participants

For Snake Handling Training enquiries please call 0408 105 508 or contact us via email.

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537 training sessions delivered.
7320+ people trained (13 Nov 2018)

Since Living with Wildlife training programs commenced in 1993, there has never been a snakebite accident to a participant when Geoff Coombe has been the course presenter.

Course Learning Outcomes

2-Day Safety & Awareness with Venomous Snakes – Introduction

  • Understanding the medical implications of coming into contact with venomous or other snakes
  • Be able to apply effective first aid for snakebite, and understand the medical management of snakebite
  • Have a basic understanding of snake biology and ecology, and know the importance and implications of temperature as it effects snakes
  • Be able to identify potential snake hazards, and have an understanding of snake hazard management in the workplace
  • Be able to effectively and safely restrain, capture and remove venomous and/or other snakes in the workplace, and in other areas
  • Outcomes as relevant to specialist courses (eg Field Techniques)

Abbreviated 1-Day Safety & Awareness with Venomous Snakes Course

  • Understanding the medical implications of coming into contact with venomous or other snakes
  • Be able to apply effective first aid for snakebite
  • Know the importance and implications of temperature as it effects snakes
  • Be able to identify potential snake hazards, and how to rectify them in the workplace
  • Be able to effectively and safely restrain, capture and remove venomous and/or other snakes in the workplace, and in other areas
  • Understand the difficulties in the identification of snakes

SNAKE MYTHS & FALLACIES (PDF Download)

Safety & Awareness with Venomous Snakes Courses

Living with Wildlife Clients

BHP
Australian Government Department of Environment & Energy
Newmont Mining
Parks Victoria
New South Wales National Parks & Wildlife Service
National Zoo & Aquarium Canberra
Rio Tinto
Paramedics Australasia
Santos
Iluka Mining
Australian National Botanic Gardens
University of South Australia
La Trobe University
South32
BHP Billiton Pakistan
Horse SA
Western Australia Parks & Wildlife Service
Tafe SA
South Australian Department of Environment & Water
Flinders University
Hardys Wines
Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens
Oxiana Limited
Wildcare Australia
Women's & Children's Hospital
University of Adelaide
SA Ambulance Service
Agriculture & Forestry University, Nepal
Arid Recovery
Australian Department of Defence
Booderee National Park
Cable Beach Club WA
CSIRO
Department of Primary Industries & Regions SA
DSTO
Evolution Mining
Glencore
Hamilton Island Resort
Heathgate Resources
Liberty Primary Steel
New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries
Newcrest Mining
SA Power Networks
UGL Limited
Department of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions WA
Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service
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