Roles and Responsibilities

A number of ATCUAE sanctioned events take place in UAE – and fall under the FIA regulations – and these are: circuit racing (including karting and drag racing) and rallying. Events that come under FIM regulations for motorcycle activities are road racing and motocross.Although they are separate disciplines requiring different knowledge and skills from officials, the event structure remains the same and includes the following divisions:

  • Event Command - overall control and running of the sporting event: Event Director/Clerk of the Course.
  • Judicial Division - overlooks the application of the FIA/FIM Sporting Code and Appendices: Stewards.
  • Event Administration - planning and event coordination: Secretary of the Meeting, Secretary to the Stewards, Administration staff and CRO.
  • Emergency Management - response and recovery to emergencies at an event: Medical Team and Extrication Team, Fire and Rescue, Search and Rescue Team (off-road), Recovery/Sweep (off-road).
  • Technical - Scrutineers
  • Timekeeping - Timekeepers
  • On-site officials - Post Chief/Stage Commander (off-road), Intervention Marshals, Signalling Marshals, Pitlane Marshals, Rally Marshals and Course Vehicle Crew.
Clerk of the Course

This Official has overall responsibility for the general conduct and control of an event, from the opening date of entries to the time when any protests and appeals have to be dealt with. This person must be present throughout practice and the entire competition. The ATCUAE requires the Clerk of the Course to be a licensed Official.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Clerk of the Course are to:

  • Ensure all regulations are complied with and that all necessary equipment is available.
  • Maintain order in conjunction with the officials appointed with a special focus on public security.
  • Ensure all officials are provided with the information required to carry out their duties.
  • Ensure that appropriate officials are at their posts, and report accordingly to the Stewards of the Meeting before any event commences.
  • Ensure the conditions of any permit or track licence have been fulfilled before the start of practice or competition, and report accordingly to the Stewards of the Meeting. Before doing so, the Clerk (or Deputy) must inspect the course and its installations. Any proposals to vary the manning or equipment levels must receive specific written approval from the Stewards of the Meeting before the event can begin.
  • Make arrangements with the Secretary to satisfy himself and the Stewards that all Drivers and Entrants are in possession of the appropriate Competition Licences. The Clerk of the Course must also verify that any Competitor who cannot produce the necessary documents to prove eligibility at an event may not be allowed to participate except with the agreement of the Stewards and on payment of a fine.
  • Arrange for all vehicles to be routed to the scrutineering area or ParcFermé (as appropriate).
  • Ensure that every accident or incident involving a competing vehicle is reported to the Stewards of the Meeting and the Chief Scrutineer, and that the Chief Medical Officer is informed if any competitor is injured.
  • Ensure that any vehicle intending to give a performance demonstration or take part in a high speed parade has been examined and approved by the Chief Scrutineer, and that the driver has ‘signed-on’.
  • Ensure every vehicle carries the proper identification marking in accordance with the programme.
  • Ensure the correct driver is in each vehicle and marshal the vehicles as necessary.
  • Send the vehicles to the starting line in the right order, personally start all races or delegate this responsibility to a competent official who will start all races throughout the meeting, except in the case of force majeure.
  • Advise the Stewards of the meeting of any proposal to modify the programme.
  • Collect the reports of the Timekeepers, Scrutineers, Technical Commissioners, Pit Observers, Driving Standards Observers and Judges of Fact, together with any other official information affecting the results.
  • Prepare, or arrange for, the Secretary of the Meeting to gather a statement of the information necessary to enable the Stewards of the Meeting to complete their reports.
  • Relieve from duty any Official or Marshal who the Medical Officer considers as possibly unfit by reason of health, or through consumption of alcohol or drugs.
  • Deal with any protests from competitors.
  • Sign competition licences and Upgrade Cards.
  • Authorise the use of flashing yellow warning lights when these are controlled from Race Control.

Powers

The Clerk of the Course acts as the sport's first judicial body. The Clerk, or his Deputy, has the power to impose penalties (except in very serious cases). The Clerk of the Course has the authority to:

  • Exclude from the results of practice or competition, or prohibit from competing, any competitor or vehicle that has been reported unsafe or ineligible.
  • Penalise any driver reported for not complying with flag signals.
  • Penalise any competitor reported for being in contravention of the General Regulations or SRs.
  • Enforce exclusions by either displaying a Black Flag during a race, or after interview at the end of competition or practice.
  • Penalise a competitor found guilty of breaching the General Regulations. This does not preclude the competitor also being reported to the Stewards of the Meeting for further penalties.
  • Penalise any competitor found guilty of abusive language or behaviour, or of physical assault or the threat of physical assault. This does not preclude the competitor also being reported to the Stewards of the Meeting for further penalties.
  • Impose a time penalty, upon any competitor in a race meeting who he considers has gained an unfair advantage (whether inadvertently or not). This regulation does not preclude such a competitor being reported to the Stewards for alternative penalties.
  • Impose a fine on any competitor who fails to attend, or who reports late at, a scheduled drivers’ briefing, or on any driver who has not raced at the circuit before and who fails to report for a pre-practice briefing.
  • All driving penalties applied must be recorded on the driver’s Competition License Record.
  • All exclusions, penalties or fines must be reported by the Clerk of the Course personally to the Stewards of the Meeting. Fines must be handed to the Stewards for onward transmission to the ATCUAE.

Personal Attributes of the Clerk of the Course:

Being such a pivotal role, the Clerk of Course needs the following personal attributes:

  • Ability to show leadership and delegate authority.
  • Ability to make decisions under pressure and work as part of a team.
  • A sound understanding of the rules and regulations.
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Flexibility to meet demanding deadlines.
  • Good planning and multitasking skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Sound understanding of the particular requirements of this position as detailed in the responsibilities mentioned above.
Steward

The Stewards of the Meeting, who should be thoroughly experienced in motor sport, act as the second judicial body at any event, and are responsible for hearing and adjudicating any appeal against a decision made by the Clerk of the Course or other Official. Stewards are also responsible for forwarding any fines or protest fees collected to the ATCUAE. Of those Stewards appointed by an organising club, at least one must be a person whose motor sport activity is not confined to that club alone, and who is not an official of said club.

The Stewards must have no executive duties in connection with the organisation of a meeting and are responsible only to the ATCUAE. In a meeting made up of several events, there may be different Stewards for each event. If the ATCUAE appoints a Steward of the Meeting, that Steward (or the Senior Steward if more than one is appointed) will act as chairman of the Stewards of the Meeting. The Stewards of the Meeting should act through the Clerk of the Course at all times.

There must be at least three Stewards at every meeting, one of whom should be appointed by the national ASN, the ATCUAE. If three are not available, suitable people must be co-opted by the existing Steward(s). In the absence of an ATCUAE-appointed Steward, the senior Club Steward will assume his duties.

Copies of all regulations, notices, etc. must be provided by the organising club for the use of Stewards as far as possible in advance of the event. The Stewards must satisfy themselves that the conditions of the permit (and track license if appropriate) are complied with, and that they have the power to withdraw a permit in the event of non-compliance.

Organisers should make available a private room for the Stewards' discussions and should arrange for a meeting of the Stewards prior to the start of an event so that any issues may be discussed.

Stewards must initiate investigations into any incident or breach of regulations they observe or that are reported to them. They can act from the moment documentation or scrutineering commences until the deadline for any appeals has expired. They may adjourn the hearing of any appeals if required.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Clerk of the Course are to:

  • Ensure all regulations are complied with and that all necessary equipment is available.
  • Maintain order in conjunction with the officials appointed with a special focus on public security.
  • Ensure all officials are provided with the information required to carry out their duties.
  • Ensure that appropriate officials are at their posts, and report accordingly to the Stewards of the Meeting before any event commences.
  • Ensure the conditions of any permit or track licence have been fulfilled before the start of practice or competition, and report accordingly to the Stewards of the Meeting. Before doing so, the Clerk (or Deputy) must inspect the course and its installations. Any proposals to vary the manning or equipment levels must receive specific written approval from the Stewards of the Meeting before the event can begin.
  • Make arrangements with the Secretary to satisfy himself and the Stewards that all Drivers and Entrants are in possession of the appropriate Competition Licences. The Clerk of the Course must also verify that any Competitor who cannot produce the necessary documents to prove eligibility at an event may not be allowed to participate except with the agreement of the Stewards and on payment of a fine.

Powers

Stewards have the authority to enforce compliance with the regulations and to adjudicate on any appeal arising during the meeting. In particular they can:

  • Exclude from the results of practice or competition, or prohibit from competing, any competitor or vehicle that has been reported unsafe or ineligible.
  • Penalise any driver reported for not complying with flag signals.
  • Penalise any competitor reported for being in contravention of the General Regulations or SRs.
  • Enforce exclusions by either displaying a Black Flag during a race, or after interview at the end of competition or practice.
  • Penalise a competitor found guilty of breaching the General Regulations. This does not preclude the competitor also being reported to the Stewards of the Meeting for further penalties.
  • Penalise any competitor found guilty of abusive language or behaviour, or of physical assault or the threat of physical assault. This does not preclude the competitor also being reported to the Stewards of the Meeting for further penalties.
  • Impose a time penalty, upon any competitor in a race meeting who he considers has gained an unfair advantage (whether inadvertently or not). This regulation does not preclude such a competitor being reported to the Stewards for alternative penalties.
  • Impose a fine on any competitor who fails to attend, or who reports late at, a scheduled drivers’ briefing, or on any driver who has not raced at the circuit before and who fails to report for a pre-practice briefing.
  • All driving penalties applied must be recorded on the driver’s Competition License Record.
  • All exclusions, penalties or fines must be reported by the Clerk of the Course personally to the Stewards of the Meeting. Fines must be handed to the Stewards for onward transmission to the ATCUAE.

Personal Attributes of the Steward of the Meeting:

  • Ability to show leadership and delegate authority.
  • Ability to make decisions under pressure and work as part of a team.
  • A good understanding of the rules and regulations.
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Flexibility to meet demanding deadlines.
  • Good planning and multitasking skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • High level negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
The Secretary of the Meeting

The role is responsible for the organisation of the meeting in terms of all material and notices required. This includes: all paperwork prior to the event, acceptance of entries, allocation of numbers, competitors' 'sign-on' sheets and licence examinations. The Secretary must be present throughout practice and the competition itself to assist in the correct running of the meeting and should maintain a list of all drivers.The Secretary to the Stewards of the Meeting should report competitors who fail to produce the necessary documents to prove their eligibility for a meeting.

Responsibilities

The Secretary shall:

  • Have a current copy of the events Rules and Regulations available, including technical regulations as well as the Supplementary Regulations (with amendments, if any).
  • Post on all bulletins, permits, authorisations, times and results on the official notice board.
  • Be responsible for sending the Stewards all appropriate documents prior to the meeting, including a copy of the SRs.
  • Be responsible for receiving any protests or appeals from competitors, noting the time of receipt, and pass the protests to the Clerk of the Course and the appeals to the Stewards of the Meeting as soon as possible.
  • Ensure that any protests or appeals are received by the Assistant Secretary, the Clerk of the Course or his deputy. Protests received by the Assistant Secretary or Deputy Clerk of the Course must be passed to the Clerk of the Course as quickly as possible, and appeals to the Stewards of the meeting.

Personal Attributes of the Secretary of the meeting:

  • Good communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Understanding of the rules and regulations.
  • Well-developed computer skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Initiative and ability to follow instructions.
  • Flexibility to meet demanding deadlines.
  • Good planning and multitasking skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • High level negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
The Post Chiefs

Another critical role, Post Chiefs are the eyes and ears of the Clerk of the Course and occupy posts along the course allocated to them by the Chief Observer. Post Chiefs are responsible for the efficient operation of their post team, however should not become involved in dealing with specific incidents.

Responsibilities

Post Chiefs are tasked with a number of duties including:

  • Upon taking up their post, the Post Chief should report to the Clerk of the Course on its levels of equipment and manning. They must pass on any instructions received from the Chief Observer to the post team and ensure all watches are synchronised with the Official Timekeepers.
  • The Post Chief should immediately report all incidents that occur on their section of track, including the time of occurrence to to the Clerk of the Course (via telephone or radio).
  • The Post Chief is also responsible for advising the Clerk of the Course as to whether a race should be stopped.
  • Any vehicle stopping in their sector should only be moved if the Post Chief (or their Deputy) is satisfied this can be done without unreasonable risk to Marshals. If not, the Post Chief should immediately report to the Clerk of the Course that the vehicle cannot be moved.
  • At the end of each competition or practice (or as required) all Post Chiefs must give the Clerk of the Course a written report covering all incidents or accidents in their sector. These should include: the time the incident occurred, the identities of all people and vehicles involved and the full details of the incident.
  • Post Chiefs are also responsible for the use of flashing yellow warning lights when the control of these lights is from their post.
  • Flag Marshals are appointed to give flag signals to competitors and may also act as observers of a race.

Personal Attributes of the Post Chief:

  • Good communication skills, both written and oral.
  • A good understanding of the Rules and Regulations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to meet demanding deadlines.
  • Excellent multitasking skills.
  • Ability to work as part of the team.
  • Acknowledgment of the particular requirements of this position (as detailed in the responsibilities above).
  • High level negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Appreciation of the roles and responsibilities of Medical, Fire and Rescue and Recovery personnel.
The Chief Medical Officer (CMO)

The CMO has overall responsibility for the medical services and medical safety of an event, from the time the medical team is present (typically the day before the event) to the moment when the event has officially closed down. The CMO must be present throughout practice and the competition and must be in race control when cars are on the racetrack. The ATCUAE requires the CMO to be a qualified senior Doctor, licensed to practice in the country of the event and approved by the FIA. The appointed CMO should also be sufficiently experienced in motor sport medicine at senior level.

Responsibilities of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO)

To ensure:

  • All necessary medical personnel are present and that all necessary equipment is available.
  • All medical officials are provided with the information necessary to carry out their duties.
  • The appropriate medical officials are at their posts well in advance of racing.
  • All medical officials are appropriately trained and qualified for their role.
  • Medical staffing level is appropriate for the event.
  • Drivers are medically fit to participate in the event and deal with any medical issues in a timely manner.
  • They report to the Clerk of the Course as the ultimate authority at an event.
  • They discuss or advise of any medical or safety issues with the Clerk of the Course promptly.
  • All drivers involved in accidents are medically treated or examined and observed as is medically appropriate to an incident if one arises.
  • Every accident or incident involving a competitor is briefed in full to the Clerk of the Course and FIA Medical Delegate.
  • The Clerk of the Course is advised if any driver becomes unfit during an event.
  • Any protests from competitors regarding medical issues are dealt with.
  • The medical safety of all officials working at the event inside the security cordon, with some overlap with the general public in the grandstands shared with the local authorities.
  • The Police Ambulance Chief is kept informed as needed regarding the overall safety of the event
  • They are fully prepared to implement the Major Disaster Plan if required.
  • Medical treatment is readily available for any official, team member or staff member who so requires it.

Powers

The CMO is the ultimate authority on all medical-related issues within the racetrack environment. The CMO, or his Deputy, has the power to exclude drivers from racing based on medical grounds.

While the CMO is responsible to the Clerk of the Course, he does have authority over the Clerk in instances where specific medical issues pose a risk to the health and wellbeing of competitors or officials, such as during a critical incident.

If a serious incident arises requiring the Major Disaster Plan to be implemented, the CMO becomes the ultimate authority and has the power to command any person within the geographic boundary of the event (in accordance with the plan).

The CMO has the authority to:

  • Exclude from the practice or competition, or prohibit from competing, any drive found to be unsafe or ineligible for medical reasons.
  • Exclude any official, team member or staff member from taking who, for medical reasons, would endanger the event or themselves.
  • Designate specific areas for medical use during a major disaster.
  • Appoint deputy medical command personnel during a major disaster.

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to show leadership and delegate authority.
  • Ability to make decisions under pressure.
  • A good understanding of the rules and regulations.
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Flexibility to meet demanding deadlines.
  • Good planning and multitasking skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Sound understanding of the particular requirements of this position as detailed in the responsibilities mentioned above.
  • Sufficient experience in motor sport medicine as appropriate to the event.
Rescue Crew Chief

This person is responsible for the operation of the Rescue Team and works under the general direction of the Chief Medical Officer, from the start of signing on until the Rescue Team complete operations on each day of competition. The Rescue Crew Chief, or their nominated deputy, must be present throughout practice and competition days. The ATCUAE also requires the Chief Rescue to be a licensed Official.

Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of Rescue Crew Chief are to ensure:

  • All regulations are complied with and that all necessary rescue equipment is checked and available before competition commences, reporting any deficiencies to the Clerk of the Course.
  • Officials are appointed and tasked with special responsibility for management of a rescue scene.
  • Rescue officials are provided with the information necessary to perform their duties.
  • Rescue vehicles are appropriately manned during practice and competition, and report accordingly to the Chief Medical Officer before any event commences.
  • That every incident involving a competing vehicle is responded to if requested, in accordance with the provisions of the track licence and that the Chief Medical Officer is informed if any competitor is injured.
  • A prompt response to the scene of any incident and manage the appropriate resources to promote the appropriate rescue of any trapped or injured competitor(s).

Personal Attributes of the Rescue Crew Chief:

The Rescue Crew Chief is a Judge of Fact with regard to the behaviour and conduct of competitors and officials and the reporting of such to the Clerk of the Course. The Rescue Crew Chief is given complete access to all areas of an event, without exception, in order to effectively perform his duties.

Licensing Requirements

  • Adequate knowledge to supervise and direct rescue operations through practical demonstration.
  • Hold an ATCUAE Rescue Licence for a minimum of two years (or less by special exemption).
  • Prior qualification in another ASN may grant exemption from the above requirements at the discretion of the ATCUAE.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Rescue Crew are to:

  • Perform their duties as Rescue Crew in accordance with the training provided.
  • Maintain levels of expertise through ongoing training and regular practise.
  • Be able to locate, operate and maintain the various items of Medical, Rescue and Extrication equipment carried on the Rescue Vehicles.
  • Perform pre-event operational checks of all equipment carried.

On arrival at an incident, the Rescue Crew are required to:

  • Make the scene safe.
  • Stabilise the vehicle.
  • Gain access to and extricate casualties.
  • Liaise with medical and other functions on site.
  • Be aware of their own safety on- and off the track, the safety of team members and of competitors.
  • Follow the instructions of the Rescue Crew Chief at any incident and, if requested, provide support for other resources present to promote the appropriate rescue of any trapped or injured competitor(s).

Powers

The Rescue Crew have access to all areas of an event, without exception, in order to effectively perform their duties.

Personal Attributes of Rescue Crew Personnel

  • Detailed knowledge of rescue procedures and techniques.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to anticipate necessary actions during a rescue.
  • Sound understanding of the particular requirements of this position.
  • Willingness to accept leadership of others and receive delegated authority.

Licensing Requirements

Hold an ATCUAE Rescue Licence

Training and Qualification Requirements

  • Acceptance as Rescue Trainee.
  • Attend and pass training sessions in Modules 1-7 on a minimum of 2 separate days or one weekend.
  • Attend at least two practical training days organised by the ATCUAE.
  • Work as part of a Rescue Crew for at least 10 events.
  • Complete all sections of the Trainee Workbook, including competence assessments.
  • Attend and Pass the ATCUAE Rescue Qualification Assessment.
  • Prior qualification in another ASN or Professional Qualification may be used to gain exemption from some or all of the above requirements.
Recovery Chief

The Recovery Chief is responsible for the safe and timely return of all competitors’ vehicles at the completion of an event.

These activities are carried out by the Recovery Team whom the Recovery Chief trains according to the regulations and requirements of each circuit. The Recovery Chief reports into both the Race Director and the Clerk of the Course. Depending on the circuit specific delegation of authority, the Recovery Chief either reacts to incidents and events autonomously, or follows the instruction of the Race Director/Clerk of the course.

Responsibilities of this role

In this role, the Recovery Chief is required to:

  • Personally oversee the theoretical and practical training of the Recovery Team.
  • Assist the Clerk of the Course and Race Director with the formation of a Safety Plan for each event.
  • Work with the Race Director/Clerk of Course to identify drop off points for recovered vehicles.
  • Work with the Race Director/Clerk of Course to establish a holding area for any vehicle involved in an injury/fatality causing incident.
  • Conduct a briefing each morning and a debriefing each evening with the recovery team – also supervise distribution and collection of team radios.
  • Provide team and Race Control with contact lists for each member of team (including mobile numbers).
  • Ensure the Recovery Team is aware of the regulations for each class within each event.
  • Ensure the team understands the specific recovery points and methods for each type of vehicle in each event – and, if necessary, the Recovery Chief should organise pit and support pit visits.
  • Ensure all team members are on site in the correct locations and fully equipped for all the event’s different classes.
  • Continually circulate around all team assets during an event to ensure there are no problems and to help resolve them if they arise.
  • Assist the Race Director to mobilise correct and appropriate recovery resources for each incident.
  • Liaise with Race Control to facilitate the mobilisation of assets to non-critical incidents and the return of vehicles.
  • Where possible personally attend each incident – and, if required, advise specific assets on how to proceed for a safe and timely clearing of the track.
  • Personally assume control of every serious incident once the Medical Team has completed its intervention.
  • Keep a log of all incidents attended to by team.
  • In the case of Yas Marina Circuit carry out all flat tows.
  • Ensure that team treat each competitors’ vehicle with care and respect regardless of the state of the vehicle.
  • Review any available footage of each incident for discussion and training.

Powers

  • Once the medical team has carried out its duties at an incident, the Recovery Chief takes control of the incident.
  • As such, all resources at the incident report to the Recovery Chief and they advise Race Control of time lines for incident resolution/possible resumption of on track activity.
  • If required, the Recovery Chief liaises with Circuit Management to assist with Tech Pro. Armco, debris and fence repairs
  • Report any issues with intervention Marshals and theRecovery Team.

Personal attributes required for this role

  • Must have clear leadership skills and be prepared to accept responsibility for each and every decision.
  • Must be calm under pressure and able to make quick, safe and efficient decisions at a moment’s notice.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Should have hands on experience of recovery – this is not a theoretical discipline but one which requires a thorough understanding of the requirements.
  • Must have an in depth understanding of the equipment and its capabilities.
  • Must have good planning skills and be able to direct multiple sub teams at potentially multiple simultaneous incidents.
  • Must have a good knowledge of all areas of the circuit i.e. track, boundary roads, service roads and circuit roads.
  • Must be calm and well mannered– particularly when dealing with drivers/teams.
  • Must understand the reality of a live track as there is a regular requirement to be trackside under yellows or in a safety car.
  • Should be able to command the respect of the team and build trust as critical decisions need to be made promptly without unnecessary discussion.
Flag Marshals

The primary function of a flag marshal assigned to a specific post around the track is to communicate to drivers, through the use of flags, the various track conditions and race regulations.

Skills and responsibilities required for this role

  • Display the appropriate coloured flags to vehicles (competition and service) on a live track.
  • Display the appropriate coloured flags in a timely manner to ensure the safety of all vehicles and personnel on a live track.
  • Observe and be aware of activities on the track and report any issues to the Post Chief.
  • Ensure the safety of all officials by liaising closely with colleagues on your own and adjacent posts.
  • Appropriate knowledge of light signals used to supplement the use of flags.

Powers

To communicate instructions and information to vehicles (competition and service) and personnel on a live track and to report incidents to the Post Chief.

Personal Attributes required to be a Flag Marshal

  • Sound understanding of the responsibilities identified above.
  • Good understanding of the rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of flag rules and any specific race regulations.
  • Sound interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to follow minimal instructions and use own initiative when required.
  • Ability to respond quickly to incidents on the track.
  • Good multitasking skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to concentrate for a long period of time and respond quickly to directions from the Post Chief.
Clerk of the Course (Intervention Marshal)

Intervention Marshals are assigned to various posts around the track to provide trackside support, basic track cleaning and vehicle recovery. They work under the direction of the Post Chief.

Responsibilities

  • Clear track of all debris between events and under direction of Post Chief during competition.
  • Assist vehicle recovery teams.
  • Assist fire and extraction teams.
  • Assist other officials as required and directed.
  • Look after personal safety, team members and all officials at all times.
  • Advise Post chief of any debris on track.

Personal Attributes of an Intervention Marshal

  • Knowledge of rules, regulations and flags.
  • Ability to work as part of the team.
  • Ability to follow instructions from the Post Chief.
  • Good team player.
  • Ability to react quickly to track incidents.
  • Sound awareness of personal and team members’ safety while on track.
Marshal Support Officials

A Marshal Support Official's role is to ensure the welfare of all Marshals during events by distributing meals, water, equipment and meeting other needs where possible.

Responsibilities

  • A Marshal Support Officials is required to ensure:
  • The Marshal Support Team is all present, punctual and in correct uniform at all times.
  • All marshals have signed on within the designated time prior to the event.
  • All Marshal Support Team vehicles are booked in advance of the event.
  • The collection and delivery of lunches for all marshals and officials at each event.
  • That all occupied posts have enough drinking water to cater for every Marshal who is on post.
  • That there is communication between all Post Chiefs and the M.S team if any issues arise during an event.
  • Inspection of all Marshals uniforms before they go out on post, e.g: No open toed shoes, etc.
  • That Marshals have all the correct equipment on post such as: flags, fire extinguishers, etc.
  • That all posts have no plumbing or electricity issues before every event.
  • That all posts are kept tidy and are free of litter.
  • Frequent checks are conducted around all occupied posts while the Marshals are one duty.

Powers (with permission from senior officials):

  • The removal of any Marshal/s for unacceptable or irresponsible behaviour on site.
  • If a Marshal falls ill, a member of the team will be required to take them to the Medical centre.
  • Make sure Marshals are wearing the correct uniform (those without may result in exclusion)..
  • Issue a warning and report to the Chief Marshal if a Marshal is caught sleeping or using any electronic equipment such as mobile phones or MP3 players while on duty.

Skills and Personal Attributes required for this role:

  • The ability to work in a team.
  • Good communication between the team and Marshals.
  • Able to follow instructions.
  • An understanding of rules and regulations. Must be empathetic towards any issues the Marshals may have.
  • The ability to problem solve on the spot.
  • To help maintain good morale with Marshals while they are on duty.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and requests from Marshals and other officials.
  • Ability to clearly communicate any changes or issues to Marshals.

Knowledge and skills required:

  • Knowledge of summative and normative assessment.
  • Operating with a wide range of assessment tools.
  • Identifying performance deficiencies/strengths.
  • Knowledge about different learning styles.
  • Recording, collecting and analysis of hard and soft data.
  • Levels of evaluation.
  • Variation of assessment.
  • Reporting an assessment.
Powers

A Marshal Support Official's role is to ensure the welfare of all Marshals during events by distributing meals, water, equipment and meeting other needs where possible.

Skills & knowledge

  • Thorough knowledge of the subject.
  • Knowledge of learning styles and application of a varied range of teaching strategies.
  • Understanding methods of volunteer management.
  • Knowledge of how to employ competencies to promote efficiency of training.
  • Training delivery methods ands use of visual aids.
  • Managing team dynamics and motivation levels.
  • Assessing techniques and tools.
  • Communication skills.
  • Giving and receiving feedback.
  • Contemporary management concepts of leading user method and crowd sourcing.
  • Coaching and mentoring methods.

Personal attributes

  • Leadership skills.
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Flexibility to meet demanding audience.
  • Good planning skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Sound understanding of the particular requirements of this position as detailed above.
Assessor

An ATCUAE assessor is a trainer who has successfully completed the Assessment Methodology course.

Responsibilities

  • Assessment of training and trainers.
  • Assessment of practical training and response to on-the-job training of individuals and teams.
  • Assessment of Officials’ performance during an event.
  • Assessing requests for licence upgrades.
  • Reporting to the ASN and drawing conclusions and suggestions for improving the organisation, specialty areas and individuals.

Knowledge and skills required:

  • Knowledge of summative and normative assessment.
  • Operating with a wide range of assessment tools.
  • Identifying performance deficiencies/strengths.
  • Knowledge about different learning styles.
  • Recording, collecting and analysis of hard and soft data.
  • Levels of evaluation.
  • Variation of assessment.
  • Reporting an assessment.