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View Unit : Control and restrain animals

Unit
Unit Reference Number
Y/502/1536
Qualification Framework
QCF
Title
Control and restrain animals
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
15
Unit Credit Value
2
Date of Withdrawal
SSAs
3.3 Animal Care and Veterinary Science
Unit Grading Structure
Pass
Assessment Guidance

Learners will be required to handle the following animals:

(i) animals they have handled before and whose behaviour and temperament are known

(ii) animals they have not handled before, but which have been assessed as suitable for them to handle

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
Learning Outcome - The learner will:Assessment Criterion - The learner can:
1

Be able to restrain animals

1.1

Select and use a suitable method of restraint which minimises distress and injury to the animal taking into account the following factors

(i) the behaviour and temperament of the animal

(ii) the health and well being of the animal

1.2

Approach the animal in a manner which is likely to minimise stress

1.3

Maintain the restraint of the animal securely and safely in a manner which minimises stress

1.4

Modify methods of restraint in response to the reactions of the animal as necessary

2

Be able to select, use and maintain relevant equipment

2.1

Select appropriate equipment for this area of work

2.2

Use equipment according to relevant legislation and manufacturer’s instructions

2.3

Prepare, maintain and store equipment in a safe and effective working condition

3

Be able to work safely

3.1

Work in a way which maintains animal welfare and health and safety and is consistent with current legislation, codes of practice and any additional requirements

3.2

Wear the appropriate protective clothing

4

Know how to restrain animals

4.1

State the risks to self, others and animal in restraining animals

4.2

List and describe the different methods for restraining animals

4.3

Describe the possible indicators of stress and alarm in the animals when being restrained and the ways this can be minimised

4.4

Describe how to approach animals to minimise stress and when assistance may be required to approach and/or restrain the animal and the consequences of not doing so

4.5

Describe the limits of responsibility in restraining animals and how to gain assistance and to whom these should be reported

4.6

Describe when it may be necessary to modify the methods of restraint for the animal

4.7

Describe animal behaviour that will indicate the animals state of temperament

5

Know relevant health and safety legislation

5.1

Outline the current health and safety legislation, animal health and welfare, codes of practice and any additional requirements

5.2

Describe the Personal Protective Equipment that should be used when controlling and restraining animals

6

Know the types of equipment required and how to maintain them

6.1

Describe the equipment which will be required for the activity

6.2

Describe the methods of maintaining the range of equipment

Equivalent Units
There are no equivalences to display.
2.4.6.0L