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Wildlife Management at Airports
For Airport Safety Officers
The purpose of this course is to comply with federal regulations concerning the training of persons responsible for civilian airport safety with regards to airport wildlife management in order to reduce the number and severity of wildlife strikes at Canadian and International airports.
For Operations Managers and Wildlife Control Officers
The purpose of this course is to comply with federal regulations concerning the training of people responsible for civilian airport operations with regards to airport wildlife management in order to reduce the number and severity of wildlife strikes at Canadian and International airports.
Since December 31, 2006, Canadian Avian Regulations (CARs) requires airport users to provide training to personnel having duties related to wildlife management, at least every five years (CARs, section 302.307). FES trainings in wildlife management meets the regulatory requirements and are approved by Transport Canada and the ICAO.
These courses, offered since 1998, are available for all types of airports (international, regional, military, etc.), and various types of professionals such as firefighters, supervisors, airport managers, wildlife management officers, air traffic controllers, maintenance teams and pilots.
This training specifically focuses on regulation requirements, safe use of wildlife control methods, implementation of Safety Management Systems (SMS), key performance indicators to measure the effectiveness of the wildlife management program in place, and more. Case studies adapted to your airport will be presented. Each participant receives a training manual and certificates will be distributed.
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Best Practices for the Use of Pyrotechnics
Pyrotechnical devices are very effective and one of the best control methods according to Transport Canada and FES’ 25 years of field experience. However, most birds quickly habituate to diverse control methods employed and if used incorrectly, pyrotechnics can quickly become ineffective and very expensive.
During this course, FES presents the most effective method of using pyrotechnics to maximize their impact. We will also recommend the best cartridges for your situation (proximity to neighbours, timing of control, target species, resources, etc.). Safe use, maintenance and cleaning are topics covered with equal importance during this training. This course can contain theoretical and practical sections, depending on your needs.
FES can also be responsible for ordering your pyrotechnical equipment from the supplier.
How to perform an Airport Wildlife Management Plan (AWMP) and to implement Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
The purpose of this course is to enable personnel from any airport to write an Airport Wildlife Management Plan (AWMP), compliant with federal regulations, and specific to their site and wildlife issues. It will also help to identify the KPIs and different targets.
SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (SMS) AND AUDITS
The integration of Safety Management Systems (SMS) into wildlife management programs remains a challenge with many managers. This course can help your organization manage the risks related to wildlife, determine objectives, elaborate a planning method and identify performance measures. The key components of SMS should include a safety management plan, documentation management, safety monitoring, training, quality assurance and preparations for emergency intervention. Throughout this training, FES can help build your own SMS adapted to your organization and designed for wildlife.
If SMS are already in place in your organization, FES can audit them to ensure that they comply. Audits performed by FES have no legal effect, but can provide guidance in anticipation of legal audits.
Mitigation measure for the cohabitation with problematic wildlife
Many human interventions will have an impact on fauna whether in urban settings or natural habitats. FES can inform you on your regulatory obligations, their implications and how to comply. Laws such as the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997, Endangered Species Act, 2007 and the Species at Risk Act are among the laws that must be considered when your activities can disturb wildlife.
Depending on the animal species involved, time of year, type of disturbance anticipated, etc., FES can provide training for managers as well as the employees on the mitigation measures that are advisable to implement when cohabitation problems arise. These cohabitation issues can, not only affect protected species but also species considered a nuisance such as gulls, pigeons or geese.