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Control measure

Move or lift the animal

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

The safe moving or lifting of an animal for rescue

Understand:

  • The process of risk assessment to determine the safest method of lifting or movement of animals
  • The techniques and equipment used to move or lift animals
  • When additional resources and/or specialist assistance may be required to aid the movement, or lifting of animals

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

The safe moving or lifting of an animal for rescue

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Assess the need for an animal to be sedated prior to lifting or moving
  • Move or lift animals using the most appropriate methods and equipment
  • Adopt appropriate manual handling techniques when lifting or moving animals
  • Monitor and maintain safe and effective movement of animals
  • Prepare a contingency plan when lifting or moving animals is unachievable