Without a doubt the Covid-19 Pandemic changed the landscape of all business in the United States. Technology was used more than ever with essentially everyone using zoom meetings, go to meetings, and virtual workplaces. Garages and basements turned into offices and closets turned into break rooms! After speaking with several leaders in the Wildlife Damage Management community one thing that was apparent was how much the landscape of the industry changed. Annual conferences that we used to attend became awkward virtual unorganized online meetings, less interactions with lifelong customers, and restricted travel. However, one good thing that came out of it was the FAA allowing Certified Airport Wildlife Biologist to conduct Wildlife Hazard Management Training remotely to fulfill the mandated Part 139 Airport Certification and stay in compliance.
The FAA requires airports and airport staff to comply with 8 hours of training and education every year. Loomacres Wildlife Management conducts these seminars and educational courses to instruct airport personnel to proper identification and management of wildlife on their airport. These Wildlife Hazard Management and Wildlife Identification courses checks all the requirement boxes that the FAA requires and now you can do it from a computer screen. All trainings are still taught by one of our Certified Airport Wildlife Biologist that will customize the webinar according to your airports Wildlife Hazard Management Plan and specific risk history.
Imagine this scenario, you just hire a new staff member to service or carry out your Wildlife Hazard Management Plan. But you have already had your 8 Hour mandated training. What do you? Do you book another one, or send that employee to a training and pay for hotel, mileage, and food? Not anymore, you simply register that employee for a virtual training session and their certificates will be in the mail!
One of the issues we saw in this transition however is most airport personnel operates on 12 hour shifts that can compliments everyone being on a training webinar at the same time. Quick fix though seeing as these trainings are online, they can attend anywhere, anytime, and still complete the requirements set forth by the FAA and the USFWS. Below is a list of topics covered in your customized virtual training program.
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