The importance of marshals’ training and accreditation cannot be over-stressed. Its purpose is to ensure that all Marshals have a common understanding of their roles and responsibilities, the management of spectators and how to handle
and manage an incident. This means maintaining a marshal’s Personal Record Card to demonstrate that both acceptable training and event attendance has been carried out in order to ensure competence. It also allows a progression through
the available levels of the Marshals’ Grading Scheme.