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Essential Spider Bite First Response Seminar

Sat Aug 28, 09:00 - Sat Aug 28, 11:00

Kloofendal Nature Reserve


This seminar provides a structured framework that will greatly reduce the risk of being bitten by a spider, and create the best possible outcome, should a spider bite occur in both humans and pets.

  • Roles and responsibilities of the first responder.
  • Risk assessment.
  • 4 Principles of living or working where spiders occur.
  • Venom.
  • Medically important spiders.
  • Non-medically important spiders.
  • Envenomation.
  • Antihistamine, antibacterial and antivenom.
  • Responding to an emergency.
  • Emergency Response Plan.

This framework of understanding can be applied anytime and anywhere, does not require any special equipment. Participants get access to exclusive spider bite related online resources that will help them implement what they learn. 

This seminar is essential for

  • 4x4 Enthusiasts.
  • Field guides and lodge staff.
  • Anyone who encounters spiders. 
  • Conservationists and field workers.
  • Hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners. 
  • Everyone who enjoys the great outdoors.

Copies of Jonathan's books will be available for purchase at this event or when making your booking.

This event is suitable for all ages. Meet at the Ecological Centre 15 minutes before the event. This event will go ahead regardless of the weather. For queries, please contact Jonathan Leeming on 082 338-4381(phone, WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal). For more information about Kloofendal Nature Reserve, please go to

Jonathan Leeming

Jonathan Leeming is a best selling author, international speaker and award winning conservationist. He as written 9 books (Scorpions of southern Africa, Scorpions of Sabi Sands, Spider & Scorpion Risk Assessment, Venomous Animal General Awareness, Risk Assessment & First Aid, Antivenom Management, General Awareness, First Aid Guide To Spider Bites & Scorpion Stings). 

He consults for the Poison Information Helpline, various organisations and speaks at medical conferences on the subject of envenomation. Best selling author, international professional speaker and award winning conservationist, Jonathan brings a fresh and unique insight into the subject of venomous animals and their bites and stings.

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Essential Spider Bite First Response Seminar
Kloofendal Nature Reserve
Veronica St, Kloofendal, Roodepoort, 1709
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