Bear Awareness OLE





Bear awareness training provides safety knowledge to those who work in remote locations. Workers are increasingly at risk when working in areas inhabited by bears. As operations and explorations expand throughout the northern areas of North America the risk of an encounter is increased. This course will provide you with the knowledge to respond to meetings, safety precautions, and how to reduce the risk of an encounter with a bear.

Who Needs Bear Awareness Learning?

This training is intended for workers and supervisors working in bear country, and managers with operations in bear country.

Course Outline

Bear Identification

  • Black
  • Grizzly (called brown bear in Alaska)
  • Polar

Bear Behaviour

  • Understand behaviour patterns to reduce encounters
  • Feeding
  • Aggression
  • Protective vs. predatory behaviour

Bear Safety Essentials

  • Bear signs
  • How to avoid bears
  • Deterrents
  • What to do if encounter bear

Remote camps and work sites

  • Bear sighting
  • Location of work camp
  • Garbage
  • Food
  • Fences
  • Layout
  • Procedures
  • Human-Bear interaction plans