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Wildlife Awareness Level 1 and 2 with use of Inert Bear Spray

Wilderness Awareness Level 1 and 2 from safetymom.ca

A rising number of companies, especially in Fort McMurray, Alberta, are requesting that staff and contractors be required to undergo Wildlife awareness training with the use of inert bear spray.

This mandatory course applies to personnel working on sites with wildlife habitats and includes a practical skills component. Our clients include those in the oil and gas, construction, forestry, transportation, and environmental tourism sectors in Western Canada.

Recent attacks in the Wood Buffalo region of Alberta have set new requirements for completing a Wilderness Awareness course. Employers must do a hazard assessment to determine if a danger of confrontation exists. They would be well advised to train and educate their workers on how to work safely in these environments.

As wildlife habitats are altered by growing populations of people entering bear country, people are coming into close contact with wild animals. The close encounters can be deadly, not only for humans but also for wildlife.

Habitats can be reduced due to natural disasters such as floods, wildfires, and drought. This is forcing animals to leave the cover of their environment and get closer to human-populated cities, worksites and recreational areas. Once the animal becomes human or garbage- conditioned, it can lead to disastrous confrontations.

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.

Course Content

  • Bear, Ungulate, Wolf, Fox and Cougar ecology and habitat
  • Identification of various species
  • Signs of wildlife in the area
  • Avoiding human-wildlife conflict: Avoidance and Awareness.
  • Avoiding bear encounters: Predatory and Confrontational
  • Types of bear, ungulate, fox, coyote, wolf and cougar attacks
  • Human responses to wildlife attacks, bluff charges and confrontations
  • Industry-recommended best practices
  • Policies and procedures for sites: Risk Matrix

Practical

  • Bear spray information and variation in use by the manufacturer
  • Proper storage, labelling and use of bear spray
  • What bear spray can do to deter wildlife
  • First aid to use if a person is exposed
  • Use of inert bear spray with bear target sign

Timeline

This course runs up to four hour

Classroom

Powerpoint, lecture, displays of deterrents, noise makers, and hazing devices 

Practical

Practice with inert bear spray targeting a bear sign

This is applicable to: Contractors and staff working in close proximity to wildlife habitat areas. It provides them with the knowledge of how to avoid bear and other wildlife encounters and what to do in an encounter. It provides a practical training component so they are familiar with the use of deterrents.

Allstar Enviro Safety Registration Policies

AllstarEnviroSafety  greatly values your business. In order to provide consistency  and equality for all our students and clients, exceptions to the following  policies will not be offered.

COVID 19 Policy

Please do not attend the class if you have COVID 19 symptoms. Wearing masks is optional and at your own discretion.

Refund / Transfer and No Show Policies:

To be eligible for a full refund or to transfer to a new course, notification in writing, must be received no less than five (5)business days prior to the start date (excluding the day of the course).

If you are ill, a medical note can be sent for credit or course date transfer, upon our discretion. No shows without 5 days written notice or late arrivals (over 15 minutes) will not be refunded.

On-line Courses - All registrations are final and no Refunds are available.

AllstarEnviro Safety Course Cancellations:

AllstarEnviroSafety  reserves the right to cancel classes. Cancellation notices are via email or phone. In the unlikely event that your training course does not take place after your booking has been confirmed, we will make every effort to reschedule the course and you will be offered an alternative date to take the course issued.

Blended first aid courses can not be refunded. Once the link is sent to a client, we cannot obtain a refund from the First aid institution.

Prerequisite Policy:

A course prerequisite:  any requirement a program identifies as necessary for a student to have successfully completed before taking the course. For example, H2S Alive, Common Safety Orientation  and Ground Disturbance require that you bring government issued picture i.d. to the class.  For recertification of CPR and First Aid, H2S Alive Blended Renewal. It is a requirement to send us the ticket to prove  that the card has not expired yet.

It is the right of AllstarEnviro Safety and/or the instructor to cancel a student's registration in a course if the student has not satisfied the published prerequisites for the course. Failure to provide proof of prerequisites on the day of the training will result in a full forfeit of course fees. Students are ultimately responsible for knowing and adhering to course prerequisites.

Third Party Registrations and Payments (companies, parents, spouses, friend, etc.)

As a third-party registrant, you agree to these policies on behalf of the student. It is the third party’s responsibility to ensure that all communication for the program  is received by the  student. AllstarEnviroSafety  will not release any of the Student’s personal information, to the third party without the Student’s prior written consent including  grades, or copies of tickets.

Inherent Risk

Some risk is inherent in all courses.  Many programs include lifting, hanging from a tripod, putting on breathing apparatus, rescuing and doing compressions repeatedly. By enrolling and  participating in these courses, it is understood that you are aware of this element of risk and accept it as an integral part of the activity. For those of you with any limitations, please identify them at the time of registration so we can do our best to accommodate your needs.

Cell phones, Cameras and Electronic devices

For the protections of our student’s privacy, the use of personal electronic devices for recording, photographing and video purposes is strictly prohibited. Please use electronic devices respectfully in all areas.

Literacy

Our programs require a certain level of literacy and a grasp of the English language to pass. Most programs do not accommodate an oral exam.  In addition, please bring your necessary hearing aids and glasses so that the student can grasp the program being delivered.

Behavior Policy

AllstarEnviroSafety  strives to provide our students with a safe and appropriate environment to facilitate learning. If AllstarEnviro Safety staff determine that a student’s behavior is disruptive or threatening, the staff may take any action he or she deems prudent to protect themselves. This can include discussing the matter with the student, asking the student to leave or calling the police.

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