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DVC Humane Animal Dispatch Course

DVC Humane Dispatch Course

Deer Vehicle Collision Humane Animal Dispatch Course

The BDS Deer Vehicle Collision Humane Animal Dispatch Course is designed for all those involved in animal dispatch whether at police control room level or as the individual operator carrying out the task within an established police call out scheme.

The course examines the legal implications of roadside dispatch, structures for setting up an DVC call out scheme, equipment and methods of humane dispatch. 

Approved and certificated by Lantra Awards, the course is available to BDS members and non-members.

Through a number of presentations, the classroom-based course advises on operating procedures involving all personnel from police control room staff to the person involved in carrying out any roadside despatch.

A major element of the course examines the legal implications of carrying out roadside despatch. This should be done quickly to relieve suffering whilst at the same time avoid placing an operative in a position whereby an infringement of legislation might occur. The course focuses on risk assessment and safe operation together with looking at other relevant issues.

Designed to be interactive, attendees are encouraged to discuss and debate areas of concern.

The cost of the course is £95.00; this includes a course handbook, tuition and a Lantra award certificate issued on completion of the course.

Please note that not all Constabularies operate a HAD system involving Volunteers and of those that do, some require people to attend their own, in house training courses.

If you are looking at attending the BDS course in order to join a Volunteer HAD scheme please check the requirements with your individual Constabulary first. Also, whilst the BDS course covers the use of various firearms, it should not be used as justification for obtaining a Firearm Certificate or specialist firearms.

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Customer testimonials from recent HAD courses

"Like minded people learning the correct protocol to carry out a valuable service to assist in the welfare of animals. A very well put together course by Glyn Ingram of the BDS. Good to see police Scotland attending & showing a genuine interest."

"Well planned and very helpful."

"A very well delivered course."

"Very good course, good facilities. The Instructor delivered a very good course."

"Really enjoyed the courses this weekend keep me informed of any future ones if that's ok."