Free Airport Wildlife Management Crew Course (6months)

 

Airport Wildlife Management Crew:

Brief Job Description of Airport Wildlife Management Crew: Airport Wildlife Management Crew is responsible for wildlife hazard planning, hazard assessment and control. He/ She would compile wildlife hazard assessment reports detailing management measures and recommendations for reducing bird and wildlife risk at the airport and use the most appropriate wildlife management techniques including habitat manipulation and lethal control, pyrotechnic or acoustic devices to deal with wildlife at the airport

Personal Attributes: The individual must have good eyesight and sharp reflexes. He should also have qualities of understanding responsibilities and should ability to act on his/her judgment.

Safety and security procedures:

Comprehending the safety and security procedures

PC1. comply with the organization’s safety and security policies and procedures

PC2. comply with the regulatory guidelines on safe conduct of operations and maintenance of conditions to thwart any acts of unlawful interference

PC3. report any identified breaches of safety, and security policies and procedures to the designated person

PC4. coordinate with other resources at the workplace (within and outside the organisation) to achieve safe and secure environment

PC5. identify and mitigate any safety and security hazards like illness, accidents, fires or acts of unlawful interference if it falls within the limits of individual’s authority

PC6. report any hazards outside the individual’s authority to the relevant person in line with organizational procedures and regulatory guidelines

PC7. follow organization’s emergency procedures for accidents, fires or acts of unlawful interference

PC8. identify and recommend opportunities for improving health, safety, and security to the designated person

PC9. ensure all health and safety records are updated and procedures well defined

Knowledge and Understanding

Organizational

Context

KA1. hazard identification and risk management as defined within the organisational policy and procedures

KA2. legislative requirements and organization’s procedures for maintenance of safety and security standards and individual’s role and responsibilities in relation to this

KA3. how and when to report hazards

KA4. the limits of responsibility for dealing with hazards

KA5. the organization’s emergency procedures for different emergency situations and the importance of following these

KA6. the importance of maintaining high standards of safety and security

KA7. implications that any non-compliance with safety and security may have on individuals and the organization

Technical

Knowledge

KB1. different types of breaches of safety and security and how and when to report these

KB2. evacuation procedures for workers and passengers

KB3. how to summon medical assistance and the emergency services, where necessary

KB4. how to use the health, safety and accident reporting procedures and the importance of these

KB5. regulatory guidelines on dealing with safety and security emergencies

Core Skills/ Generic Skills

Writing Skills
The user/ individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SA1. complete accurate, well written report in English language detailing the situations of emergency with attention to detail  
Reading Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SA2. read instructions, guidelines/procedures/rules  
Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SA3. listen to and orally communicate information with all concerned  

Professional Skills

Decision Making
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SB1. make decisions on a suitable course of action or response if permitted by the authority matrix

Plan and Organize
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
SB2. monitor efficient functioning of all activities
SB3. plan and organize work to achieve targets and deadlines
 
Customer Centricity
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB4. communicate with customers in a courteous manner
SB5. maintain effective relationship with the customers
 
Problem Solving
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB6. identify trends/common causes for errors and suggest possible solutions to the supervisor / management
SB7. identify and correct errors
 
Analytical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB8. analyses best possible solutions (cost, time, effort, etc.) suited for operations
 
Critical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB9. concentrate on task at hand and complete it without errors
SB10. apply balanced judgments to different situations
 
 





Airfield wildlife management and surveillance
Performance Criteria
 
Airfield wildlife management and surveillance
 
PC1. perform continuous surveillance throughout operating hours of the airfield surface, surrounding land, and the airspace overhead and immediately around the airfield (normally, those fields immediately adjacent to the perimeter fence and as far as practicable into the runway approach and climb out areas) for hazardous concentrations and movements of wildlife
PC2. ensure active dispersal of wildlife from the airfield and its immediate environs by mobile patrols, using the equipment and techniques recommended as best practice in the airport’s internal guidance documentation.
PC3. shoot wildlife and remove nests and eggs, where necessary and within the provisions of the national Wildlife Act  
PC4. warn ATC whenever a potential wildlife hazard cannot be countered immediately or without making the situation worse in the short term
PC5. monitor the implementation of the habitat management programme to minimise the attraction of the airfield and its environs for wildlife
PC6. gather intelligence, perform record keeping to produce a sound and current background of data on which to monitor and develop the WHCP
PC7. record wildlife strikes using the appropriate documentation channels. As part of the role the crew will be trained in identification from remains as well as local and national birdstrike reporting procedures
PC8. record, and inform the regulators, of all developments with potential to affect the efficient performance of the wildlife control task
PC9. comply with the regulations for operating on movement areas, driving, health and safety, civil laws affecting the task, and ensure that personal permits and certificates required to perform the task are kept up to date
PC10. assist with control/dispersal action as necessary at breeding, feeding or roosting sites on and off the airfield
 
 
Organizational
 
Context
KA1. relevant procedures and policies of organization
KA2. procedure to inform ATC about any hazardous activity on runway
 
Technical
Knowledge
KB1. principles, theories, methods and techniques of natural resources management and environmental protection
KB2. international, state and local laws, regulations and court decisions applicable to assigned areas of responsibility
KB3. principles and practices of sound business communication
KB4. to collect, evaluate and interpret appropriate and applicable data, either in statistical or narrative form
KB5. to understand, interpret, explain and apply laws, regulations, ordinances and policies applicable to assigned program responsibilities
KB6. interpret and respond to internal and external customer needs and expectations
KB7. to prepare clear, concise and comprehensive reports, correspondence and other documents appropriate to the audience
KB8. to communicate effectively orally and in writing
KB9. to maintain all required files, records and documentation
KB10. to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of work.
 
 
Core Skills/ Generic Skills
Writing Skills
The user/ individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA1. collect, evaluate and interpret appropriate and applicable data, either in statistical or narrative form
SA2. prepare clear, concise and comprehensive reports
SA3. maintain all required files, records and documentation
 
Reading Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA4. read and follow the instructions carefully
 
Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA5. communicate clearly with supervisor and peers
SA6. regularly communicate with all employees in the chain of activities to ensure activities are running smoothly
SA7. share best practices with peers and juniors
 
 
 



Professional Skills
 
Decision Making
Not applicable
Plan and Organize
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
SB3. monitor smooth functioning of all activities
 SB4. prioritise and execute tasks in within the schedule time limits
 
Customer Centricity
Not applicable

Problem Solving:
The user/individual on the job need to know and understand:
SB5. identify trends/ common causes for errors and suggest possible solutions to the supervisor/ management
SB6. identify and correct errors
 
Analytical Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB7. analyse on best possible solution (cost, time, effort, etc) suited for customer requirement
 
Critical Thinking Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB8. concentrate on task at hand and complete it without errors
 
 


 
 
 Model Curriculum
Airport Wildlife Management Crew
 
 
safety and security procedures
 
 comply with the organization’s safety and security policies and procedures
 comply with the regulatory guidelines on safe conduct of operations and maintenance of condi tions to thwart any acts of unlawful interference
 report any identified breaches of safety, and security policies and procedures to the designated person
 coordinate with other resources at the workplace (within and outside the organization) to achieve safe and secure environment
 identify and mitigate any safety and security hazards like illness, accidents, fires or acts of unlawful interference if it falls within the limits of individual’s authority
 report any hazards outside the individual’s authority to the relevant person in line with organizational procedures and regulatory guidelines
 follow organization’s emergency procedures for accidents, fires or acts of unlawful interference
 identify and recommend opportunities for improving health, safety, and security to the designated person
 ensure all health and safety records are updated and procedures well defined
 
Airfield wildlife management and surveillance
 
perform continuous surveillance throughout operating hours of the airfield surface, surrounding land, and the airspace overhead and immediately around the airfield (normally, those fields immediately adjacent to the perimeter fence and as far as practicable into the runway approach and climbout areas) for hazardous concentrations and movements of wildlife
 ensure active dispersal of wildlife from the airfield and its immediate environs by mobile patrols, using the equipment and techniques recommended as best practice in the airport’s internal guidance documentation.
 
 shoot wildlife and remove nests and eggs, where necessary and within the provisions of the national Wildlife Act
 warn ATC whenever a potential wildlife hazard cannot be countered immediately or without making the situation worse in the short term
 monitor the implementation of the habitat management programme to minimise the attraction of the airfield and its environs for wildlife
 gather intelligence, perform record keeping to produce a sound and current background of data on which to monitor and develop the WHCP
 record wildlife strikes using the appropriate documentation channels. As part of the role the crew will be trained in identification from remains as well as local and national birdstrike reporting procedures
 record, and inform the regulators, of all developments with potential to affect the efficient performance of the wildlife control task
 comply with the regulations for operating on movement areas, driving, health and safety, civil laws affecting the task, and ensure that personal permits and certificates required to perform the task are kept up to date
 assist with control/dispersal action as necessary at breeding, feeding or roosting sites on and off the airfield
 
 
Guidelines for Assessment:-

Criteria for assessment for each Qualification Pack will be created by the Sector Skill Council. Each Performance Criteria (PC) will be assigned marks proportional to its importance in NOS. SSC will also lay down proportion of marks for Theory and Skills Practical for each PC
The assessment for the theory part will be based on knowledge bank of questions created by the SSC
Individual assessment agencies will create unique question papers for theory part for each candidate at each examination/training center (as per assessment criteria below
Individual assessment agencies will create unique evaluations for skill practical for every student at each examination/training center based on this criteria
To pass the Qualification Pack, every trainee should score a minimum of 60% in aggregate
The marks are allocated PC wise, however, every NOS will carry a weightage in the total marks allocated to the specific QP.