Livestock industry EAD Training
Animal Health Australia (AHA) helps deliver education and training for livestock industry personnel to assist in an emergency animal disease (EAD) response.
Industry participation in EAD responses
Livestock industry personnel can contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of an EAD response by collaborating with the government of the affected state or territory to plan and conduct the response.
Industry contributions to response planning can help to reduce the overall impacts of the EAD on business continuity.
Industry personnel can be involved in three broad areas of an EAD response:
- Representation on the National Management Group (NMG) and the Consultative Committee on Emergency Animal Diseases (CCEAD).
- Liaison and consultation with the affected jurisdiction managing the response.
- Contribution of industry-specific advice and assistance in planning and conducting response operations.
AHA conducts training for representatives on NMG and CCEAD twice a year. Industry representatives are nominated by their AHA member organisation to receive this training.
Industry personnel working in EAD responses were previously known as Industry Liaison Officers (ILOs). The revised AUSVETPLAN Control Centre Management Manuals (2015) describe two principle industry response functions:
- Liaison – Livestock Industry
- Specialist advice – Livestock Industry
Animal Health Australia is currently working with stakeholders to develop new training resources for these important roles.
EAD Foundation Online
Industry personnel interested in EAD response training can still prepare by working through the EAD Foundation Online course.
Access the course by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.