Level 1 and 2 – Classroom based. Level 2 with Practical Skills
What would you do if you were to encounter a wild animal during a hike or job activity in the wilderness? Imagine walking down a path and you notice a bear cub along the trail that is a only a few feet away, own . The bear seems occupied while feeding on berries and has not noticed you yet. This unseemingly innocent encounter can quickly unfold into a life and death experience within the next couple of seconds depending on your actions.
As development is expanding in Bear Country and across the country, we are encroaching on wildlife and encountering situations that were very rare in previous decades.. While we sometimes find ourselves stumbling upon a wild animal’s home territory, This is encroaching on wild animals home As they become habituated or lack habitat, they have begun exploring our territory in search of food. The result is more encounters with wildlife that can have severe and dangerous consequences for humans and wildlife species, alike.
Recent attacks in the Wood Buffalo region of Alberta have set new requirements to complete a course on Wilderness Awareness. Employers must do a hazard assessment to determine if a danger of a confrontation exists. They would be well advised to train and educate their workers on how to work safely in these environments.
Gain insight into the importance of nature in the Canadian wilderness while focusing on safety. Students will learn to understand animal awareness, how to identify different species of bears, and be prepared in case of a real-life encounter. Level one and part of level two is classroom based.
Group training can be done at your facility. Please contact us to ensure the practical components will meet the course requirements.
Topics include a a bear awareness component which covers your site how to reduce bear encounters, and how to survive a bear encounter and how to keep your supplies and camp wildlife-resistant, In addition,when you are on the job, particularly in a secluded wilderness area, you may be confronted with wildlife such as cougars, wolves, coyotes, foxes and moose. Learn avoidance procedures as well as proper reactions to a series of different wildlife and survival techniques.
- The importance of the Canadian wilderness
- Use of a hierarchy of controls for wildlife encounters such as proactive controls, behaviour controls, audio controls and contact controls
- Information about bear ecology and behaviour
- How to identify bears signs, species and prevent encounters
- How to tell defensive, non-defensive, and predatory behaviours and deal with bear encounter. Responses to bear encounters
- The use of bear spray and other non lethal deterrents in a safe manner. Safe work procedures, storage,transport of aerosaols,use of a holster, SDS sheets, and instruction.
- Information on Cougars, wolves, and other wildlife; and how to deal with possible encounters
Level one is theory and classroom based.. Level two has practical components, including demonstration of bear spray and an introduction to non lethal deterrents.
Theory – Bear ecology, Bear identification, Signs of a bear in the area, Avoiding human-wildlife conflict, Avoiding bear encounters, Types of bear attacks, What to do in a bear attack, Other species such as wolf, coyote, cougar. moose), Review of best practices, Policies and procedures for site.
Practical – Bear spray research, Bear spray myths, Tips on storage and use, First aid for exposure, Use of bear spray with a bear target.
CANCELLATION and REFUND POLICY:
Cancellation can be done UP to 5 business days prior to the seminar for a Full refund less a docking fee for credit card transactions . Such requests must be made by phone, via a confirmed conversation with the Allstar Enviro Safety representative or in writing (email or letter that is confirmed as received).
Students who register WITHIN the 5 business days prior to the seminar can submit a request in writing (email or letter that is confirmed as received) to the Allstar Enviro Safety representative for a one month credit for that course or one of equal value. Qualified substitutions of candidates can attend the program instead, with permission of the Instructor.
Students who withdraw the day before the class without substitution will forfeit their payment. Students who do not attend the course with no notice or are over 30 minutes late will forfeit their payment.
Allstar Enviro Safety and it’s representatives assume the right to cancel or substitute a course in which minimum registration is not met or for unforeseen circumstances. We will make our best effort to rebook the program, when possible and to advise the students or employers of the cancellation or date change.