caring for injured batsHandling bats and advising on bat issues is a specialised activity undertaken by trained bat workers, licensed by DEFA (Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture). Licensees can take bats at roosts in order to identify and release them, deal with bat issues, advise developers and home owners, and handle bats in a safe and caring manner without risk to the bats or the handler.

The Bat Workers' Manual provides the necessary information for training. If you are interested in becoming a bat worker then please ask about the training and mentoring that is available.