April 20, 2016

Today we see in the media that a man from the northern NSW coast who was simply gathering debris from his property in Wherrol Flat was bitten by a Sydney Funnel-web Spider.

Fortunately for him, his wife knew exactly what to do and he recovered in hospital, but it heightens the need for the knowledge of current first aid.

Did you know first aid for Funnel-web Spiders is the same as Snakebite?


Do you know exactly what to do if you get bitten?


Get in touch with us if you'd like to learn the facts...


April 15, 2016


As we read in amazement of the death of fellow snake catcher in Rockhampton Wayne Cameron, we are again reminded of what correct first aid can do. 


Wayne was bitten while he was removing a Coastal Taipan on a typical snake callout last week.  His correctly applied first aid meant that when the hospital tested his blood, it came back negative for venom.  His training had worked!  (Would yours?) 


So ,how did he die?  Read this article as to what happened next. 

Would you or your staff know what to do in this situation?




April 1, 2016


This is a very common talking point at our training courses and Julian spends a fair bit of time on it because even though a snake may have a large amount of venom or a high toxicity of venom, it doesn't mean it is the most dangerous species in Australia.  Let's look at why.


I'll start with the meaning of 'dangerous'.  Google tells me dangerous means "able or likely to cause harm".  So, the most dangerous would mean the most likely to cause harm.  'Venomous', on the other hand, means, "capable of injecting venom', so we can assume that the most venomous means 'capable of injecting the most  toxic venom'. 


In Australia, the...

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