Leading into summer, snakes can be more active as they have left their winter locations in search for food or a mate, and being cold-blooded reptiles they rely on the sun for their body heat. Injury Matters urges all members of the public to be aware of correct first aid treatment of snake bites, and how to avoid them.
Injury Matters have developed a toolkit to support Local Governments, community organisations and regional services to increase awareness on the importance of safe behaviours to prevent snake bites and actions to take if someone has been bitten.
Download the toolkit to access a range of activities that you can do to increase community awareness in preventing snake bites, such as posting on social media, displaying posters in public locations and sending a media release to your local newspaper.
You will find everything you need to get started within this toolkit.