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Friday, January 20, 2012

Snake handling and first aid courses

Snake awareness courses: This course covers the biology and life history of African snakes, snake bite and first aid for snake bite. It is aimed at safety officers, game rangers, trainee doctors, corporates, mines and businesses that encounter venomous snakes from time to time. Successful attendees, after having written an exam immediately after the course, are awarded a certificate. Johan Marais is accredited by the International Society for Zoological Sciences and is an approved FGASA (Field Guides Association of Southern Africa) service provider.
 Snake Handling: This follows the Snake Awareness Course is aimed largely at trainee doctors, game rangers, safety officers, police officers, fire departments, traffic departments, corporates and businesses such as game lodges and mines that regularly encounter venomous snakes on their premises. Participants are taught how to safely catch venomous snakes using appropriate tools for their safe removal and release elsewhere. Delegates are awarded a certificate. Johan Marais is accredited by the International Society for Zoological Sciences and is an approved FGASA (Field Guides Association of Southern Africa) service provider. This course is also offered elsewhere in Africa, especially for mines that often encounter venomous snakes in the workplace. The mine programs take anything from 7 – 10 days, depending on requirements and the number of people being trained. Snakes used for snake handling courses include at least three of the following species: Puff Adder (Bitis arietans), Snouted Cobra (Naja annulifera), Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), Rinkhals (Hemachatus haemachatus), Mozambique Spitting Cobra (Naja mossambica) and one harmless species.
 Snake Bite First Aid and Emergency Protocols: This covers venoms and snake bite, first aid procedures and setting up emergency protocols for snake bite incidences. It is aimed at mines, game lodges, corporates, safety officers, trainee doctors, fire departments, paramedics, police officers and outdoor enthusiasts. Delegates are awarded a certificate. Johan Marais is accredited by the International Society for Zoological Sciences and is an approved FGASA (Field Guides Association of Southern Africa) service provider.


These are offered by: Johan Marais

Author of A Complete Guide to Snakes of Southern Africa

E-Mail: johan@reptileventures.com  
Tel. +27(0)82 494-2039


Fax +27(0)86 525-2557


www.reptileventures.com  

2 comments:

Gaelyn said...

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Becky and Gary said...

Good, Good information.
B.