Essential First Responder Seminar

4 Hour seminar that covers all common bites and stings


Join author, conservationist and professional speaker, Jonathan Leeming for 4 hour seminar on venomous animal bites and stings first response. This seminar is ideal for anyone concerned about venomous bites or stings. During the seminar, participants will gain an understanding of the 4 principles for living and working in areas inhabited by venomous animals, and preventing the occurrence of bites or stings. This seminar will also provide the emergency response required to react competently to bites or stings from snakes, spiders, scorpions, bees & wasps, centipedes, aquatic vertebrates and aquatic invertebrates. Essential knowledge for everyone who may encounter a venomous animal.

In this seminar, Jonathan will cover the following:

  • Roles and responsibilities of the first responder.
  • 4 Principles of living or working where venomous animals occur.
  • Zone risk assessment.
  • Venom.
  • Antivenom.
  • Snake bite and responding to an emergency.
  • Spider bites and responding to an emergency.
  • Scorpion stings and responding to an emergency.
  • Bee & wasp stings and responding to an emergency.
  • Centipede bites and responding to an emergency.
  • Aquatic vertebrate envenomation and responding to an emergency.
  • Aquatic invertebrate envenomation and responding to an emergency.
  • Emergency Response Plan.

Supported by

  • Free downloads
  • Emergency response plan template


  • Identify common venomous animals .
  • Apply the 4 principles of living and working in are where venomous animals can be found.
  • Able to reduce the likelihood of being bitten or stung. 
  • Able to respond to any encounter with a venomous animal.
  • Prepare for any kind of envenomation.

Suitable for

This Essential Venomous Animal First Responder seminar is ideal for:

  • Field guides.
  • Anti poaching teams.
  • Hikers.
  • Golfers.
  • Mountain bikers.
  • Scuba divers.
  • Outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Beach goers.
  • Anyone who lives in areas inhabited by venomous animals.
  • Residents of Eco-estates.

Jonathan Leeming

Jonathan is a best selling author, international speaker and award winning conservationist. Guest speaker and panel member for the Eswatini Snakebite Symposium and the South African Snakebite Symposium, Jonathan consults for the poison information helpline and various medical organisations and academic institutions. He is a leading authority on spider bites and scorpion stings in Southern Africa, an engaging professional speaker and renowned conservationist. His work shapes our current understanding of scorpions and scorpion stings in Southern Africa.

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