It is the objective of a spotter catcher to humanely capture and relocate
wildlife found on construction sites to a safe location; that provides all
the current needs of the habitat that they are being removed from. They are
also the first on the scene for any injured wildlife and provide first aid
until they can get the animal to a wildlife carer or veterinarian.
Although surveys are carried out before construction begins; wildlife are
constantly on the move and an area that was bare of wildlife today could
have substantial wildlife tomorrow.
spotter catchers do not need a degree in Ecology or a bachelors of science;
they do need to be
able to understand to understand the contents of an Ecological survey and the
directions contained in a Species Management Plan in order to carry out
their job efficiently.
Not all jobs
require an Ecological survey and Species Management Plan. The spotter
catcher can conduct his own site inspection to determined what wildlife is
present and the steps to be taken to ensure its safety. Spotter catchers are
responsible for the complete wellbeing of all wildlife found on a
construction site and have the relevant skills to care for any wildlife
situation that may occur.
catchers are experienced wildlife handlers and vaccinated against Australian
Bat Lyssa virus as well as up to date with the Tetanus vaccination.
successfully completed their Occupational Health and Safety Induction
training for the Construction Industry (more commonly know as the White
Card), completed a EHP recognised venomous snake handling course and hold a
certificate in Senior First Aid. It is important to remember that spotter
catchers are there to ensure wildlife safety while minimising down time.
I offer the
spotter and catching
inspections + reports
relocation of wildlife from site