Operations in Polar Bear Environments
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Operations in Polar Bear Environments (OPBE) is for all guides, field staff, scientists or personnel who guide people or work with OPBE’s individually or with groups of peers or clients. It is an awareness, behaviour and performance competency that all people in meaningful employment in polar bear environments should have.
- Current First Aid Cetificate.
- Firearms license or an approved company/organization firearm training program
that MUST include a statement of competency and performance with the relevant
firearm, OR approved course in polar bear non-lethal deterrent options.
- PQ Communications for Polar Operations.
Existing licenses or qualification/s, OR logged experience and endorsement that all criteria and elements are met. See RCC and Cross Credit Matrices.
i Firearm training may include: UNIS Safety Course, approved company firearms training programs.
ii Guides and field staff include: personnel from large polar tourism vessels or commercial and private yacht operations.
iii This award is useful and valid for private individuals such as yachties and hikers.
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