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Safety Seminars

The most effective treatment for a snake bite is conducted at the scene. This initial response is vital and can be the difference between life and death.

SSSAFE is an Occupational Health and Safety program designed to provide seminars directly to employees and employers on what to do and what not to do in the case of a snake sighting or snake bite.

We provide onsite training, advice and information as well as ongoing support to all clients.

The seminars provide practical and easily understood information and training on the specific safety concerns relating to Australia’s venomous snakes and spiders, including;

  • safety awareness and preventative measures
  • first aid treatment of snake and spider bites
  • emergency response procedures
  • snake and spider identification, habitat and behaviours

SSSAFE’s adage, learn to be calm, effective and in control, is reinforced through a combination of live snake and spider demonstrations, expert commentary and practical advice to make sure all SSSAFE attendees leave the seminar confident that they can react calmly and correctly if ever they find themselves in a life-threatening situation!

Seminars are tailored to suit individual industry requirements.

Snake Hazard Assessments and Reports

SSSAFE works in partnership with OH&S expert, Bridgesafe, to provide recommendations to inform company policy, procedures and safety guidelines including:

  • Identification of on-site snake habitat zones and hot spots
  • Site surveys for existing snakes that may require relocation
  • Site specific remedial measures
  • JSA's and Safe Work Method Statements
  • Employer and employee legal responsibilities
  • Mapping and Collation of Results
  • OH&S Guidelines, Recommendations and Reports

Venomous Snake Handling Courses

Handling venomous snakes is hazardous.

Trainers in this field MUST have professional experience working with venomous snakes in the Snake Industry.

Beware of self appointed experts and certificate holders, and always perform background checks.

 SSSAFE Director and Trainer, Craig Adams (Industry Adviser, B.Sc.), has over 18 years professional experience working
 with venomous snakes, including world leading venom facility, The Australian Reptile Park.  This is the highest level of
 expertise and skills attainable in this country.  Craig has a perfect safety record.

 Learn the right way by learning from the best at SSSAFE.

 Select the course best suited to you from the following (3) options:

   1)  Industry: A comprehensive two day strictly hands-off training program using the most up to date safety
        equipment and techniques for remote capture and relocation of venomous snakes.
   2)  Catch and Release Course: A must for all DMP holders, ecologists and other catch and release permit holders
        seeking to improve their identification, safety and technical skills. 
   3)  Private Keeper: Advanced Husbandry and Elapid handling course for licensed snake keepers who wish to improve
        their knowledge, skills and safety.  

 For further information and bookings contact us.                

 Individuals and organisations that may benefit from training include:

  • Local government and statutory authorities - council rangers, sport and recreation officers and maintenance staff
  • Industry - particularly mines in remote localities and those involved in road, rail, and LNG construction
  • Field ecologists and researchers
  • Zoo Professionals and licensed private keepers
  • Fire, Rescue and other emergency services
  • Law enforcement agencies, police, National Parks and customs officials involved in snake seizures

Industry and Catch and Release Courses are ONLY available to industry groups and professionals where it is identified there is a legitimate requirement for the safe relocation or capture of snakes.