Coordinate seizure of animals

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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Assess the situation

1.1. Circumstances pertaining to the seizure situation are noted and recorded.

1.2. Organisational policies and procedures and legislative requirements are followed at all times.

1.3. Safety of self, assistants, the public and target animals is maintained.

1.4. Seizure plan is determined in consultation with colleagues and other relevant personnel.

2. Coordinate the seizure plan

2.1. Backup from appropriate personnel is requested.

2.2. Appropriate area is quarantined, if required, to minimise risk to self, assistants, the public and target animals.

2.3. Professional assistance and/or advice are sought if required.

2.4. Emergency services personnel are notified and, if necessary, involved.

2.5. Occupational health and safety (OHS) and emergency procedures relating to the seizure are put into place.

3. Capture animals

3.1. Personnel assisting in the seizure are given appropriate instructions.

3.2. Appropriate equipment is selected, unpacked and prepared in accordance with manufacturers' requirements.

3.3. Drug doses for sedation and/or immobilisation are calculated and prepared.

3.4. Equipment is used legally, correctly and safely to capture animals in an ethical and humane manner.

3.5. Animals are secured, restrained, loaded and transported humanely.

3.6. Animals are unloaded and secured at holding destination.

3.7. Deceased animals are disposed of in accordance with organisational and legislative requirements.

3.8. Drugged animals are handled appropriately, examined for health and welfare problems and, if necessary, recovery treatment is given.

3.9. Relevant licences and permits for the use of drugs and equipment are held by the user.

4. Complete post-seizure procedures

4.1. Equipment is cleaned, maintained and stored in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.

4.2. Drugs used for sedation and/or immobilisation are stored in accordance with organisational policies and procedures and legislative requirements.

4.3. If relevant, owners of animals are notified, followed up and further action is taken if required.

4.4. Appropriate documentation about the incident is completed and entered into relevant management systems.

4.5. Supervisor is briefed on incident if appropriate and necessary.

4.6. Seizure plan and capture are reviewed, if required, to ensure improved performance in the future.

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMACR408A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM40110 - Certificate IV in Animal Control and Regulation