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2022 Training Programme

2022 Training Programme

by Jon Bolton -
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We are really pleased to be able to share details of our 2022 training for motorsport marshals and officials.

If you have any queries, please contact the SAMSC Regional Training Team at training@scottishmotorsportsclubs.co.uk


 Online Training Sessions

We are running a series of monthly online training seminars, live on Zoom. You can join in with a computer, tablet or smartphone. Each session usually lasts for around 90 minutes and you'll receive a certificate as evidence of attendance.

These are Motorsport UK modules and count toward grade maintenance or upgrade requirements for Motorsport UK licence holders.

Last year, we ran 12 online seminars for marshals and officials with a total attendance of 1273. On average, 68% of delegates rated the sessions as excellent and a further 30% rated them as good.

Introduction to Rally and Cross Country Marshalling - 25 January, 7pm
This online session is aimed at those wanting to get involved as a motorsport marshal, and will also be useful for anyone looking for a bit of a refresher.

First Marshal on Scene and Fire Theory - 22 February, 7pm
What you do in the few minutes immediately after an incident - where control is being informed, the race or rally is being slowed/stopped, and safety services are being mobilised - can mean the difference between life and death. This session is about the immediate interventions that you can usefully and safely do until more help arrives. It will be supplemented with practical first aid and firefighting training later in the year.

Introduction to Radio - 29 March, 7pm
The successful running of various motorsport events relies on safe and efficient communications. This session looks at the chain of communications on a rally, focusing particularly on the Stage Operators - Start Radio, In Stage Radios and the Finish Radio. It will be supplemented with practical training later in the year.

Introduction to Timing - 26 April, 7pm
Timing is fundamental to most motorsport events for the determination of winners and provides information for competitors, spectators, and the media alike. Very few events do not have some element of timing within them. This session looks at the basics of timing and why the role is required. It will be supplemented with practical training later in the year.

Dealing with Incidents - 24 May , 7pm
This online session is primarily aimed at helping you to understand your role, and the roles of others, in the event of a motorsport incident. It will be supplemented with practical training later in the year.

Stage Setup and Chain of Command - 28 June , 7pm
Learn more about stage setup plans as well as signage, taping etc. This online session will be of use even if you're not involved in the actual setup of a rally stage.

Advanced Radio, 26 July, 7pm
The successful running of various motorsport events relies on safe and efficient communications. This session goes into more detail on the role of Radio Coordinators and Radio Controllers. It also touches on some of the technological aspects of radio operation. This session will be supplemented with practical training later in the year.

Advanced Timing - 30 August, 7pm
Timing is fundamental to most motorsport events and this session looks at some of the complexities in the process as well as pre-event preparation and backup systems. This online session will be supplemented with practical training later in the year.

Marshalling at Speed Events - 27 September, 7pm
Motorsport has many discplines, all with slightly different rules, regulations and things that marshals need to be aware of for the event to run safely. Sprints and hill climbs, or ‘Speed Events’ as we know them, involve competitors driving as fast as they like around tracks or up hills. This online session looks at what marshals need to be aware of in this particular discipline.

Understanding Cross Country Events: Trials, Comps and Challenge Events - 25 October, 7pm
Motorsport has many disciplines, all with slightly different rules, regulations and things that marshals need to be aware of for the event to run safely. Cross Country events are a wide and vibrant sub-culture that reflect many of the “normal” branches of motorsport... but with the twist of very challenging terrain. This online session looks at what marshals need to be aware of in this particular discipline.

Marshalling on Navigational Rallies - 29 November, 7pm
Motorsport has many disciplines, all with slightly different rules, regulations and things that marshals need to be aware of for the event to run safely. A navigational rally is a precision driving and navigating event - NOT a race. The objective is to always be in the right place at the right time. This online session looks at what marshals need to be aware of in this particular discipline.


 Face to Face Training

We are planning a small number of face to face training events to include practical topics such as fire training, stage setup and practical timekeeping. The dates for these sessions are aligned with significant events in the Scottish motorsport calendar but are subject to change given the fluid situation with COVID-19.

April, Scottish Borders - Practical training to include Closed Road Rally Marshalling, Rally Radio, and Firefighting.

May, north of Scotland - Practical training to include Marshalling at Speed Events and Firefighting.

September, south of Scotland - Practical training to include Firefighting and First Aid.

October, Mull - Rally Marshals Training.

More information and registration information for these events will be available nearer the time.


 Informal Development Sessions

This is a series of 6 bi-monthly online sessions on a range of less formal topics. They will run on Zoom and you can join in with a computer, tablet or smartphone. Each session usually lasts for around 90 minutes. They are not Motorsport UK modules and cannot be used for upgrade or grade maintenance purposes.

We are running these in response to feedback from last years training, where a significant percentage of participants requested topics that augment the modular marshals training programme.

How events are structured - 20 January, 7pm
Learn about the various categories and championships, and rounds of events - and what happens in the background for months before the first car is on the line.

Location services, map reading and navigation - 24 March, 7pm
We'll look at a range of online services and apps as well as some basic map reading tools that will give you the freedom to explore new terrain without being totally reliant on technology.

Progressing and specialising as a motorsport marshal, 19 May, 7pm
Marshals perform a wide range of essential duties to help events run safely and effectively and there are many ways to get involved behind the scenes. We will focus on how to progress through the development pathways for both new and existing marshals, the upgrade requirements for specific disciplines, and an overview of how to get involved in more specialist roles.

In conversation with... the Safety Services - 21 July, 7pm
Discover more about what the motorsport Rescue, Medical and Recovery teams actually do, what makes them tick... and what makes them twitch! You can also find out how you can get involved if you're interested.

In conversation with... the Senior Officials - 22 September, 7pm
Find out more about the role of Stewards, Clerks of the Course and other senior officials. You can also find out how you can get involved if you're interested.

In conversation with... the Scrutineers - 24 November, 7pm
The Scrutineer is there to help the competitor to compete in a safe and legal manner and comply with Motorsport UK Regulations. They are often among the first to arrive and the last to leave an event. Find out more about this essential role and find out how you can get involved if you're interested.


 Medical, Rescue and Recovery CPD Seminars

This is a series of 6 bi-monthly webinars aimed specifically at Medical, Rescue and Recovery personnel involved in a first response role at incidents. They will run on Zoom and you can join in with a computer, tablet or smartphone. Each session usually lasts for around 90 minutes and you'll receive a certificate as evidence of attendance. Attendance is restricted so that we can focus more on the medical and operational issues than we perhaps could in a more open session. Motorsport UK licence numbers will be verified before your registration is confirmed.

Last year, we ran 4 seminars, with a total attendance of 833. On average, 74% of delegates rated these sessions as excellent and a further 22% rated them as good.

Managing traumatic pain in a pre-hospital environment - 24 February, 7pm

Subject to be confirmed - 28 April, 7pm

Incident Review: Silverstone - 30 June, 7pm
The session looks at a significant incident in 2020 and the lessons learned.

Incident Review: Snowman Rally - 25 August, 7pm
The session looks at a significant incident in 2013 and the lessons learned.

Subject to be confirmed - 27 October, 7pm

Subject to be confirmed - 15 December, 7pm


 Supporters

This training is organised and run by the Scottish Association of Motor Sports Clubs, as the Regional Association for Motorsport UK in Scotland. It is generously funded by the British Motor Sports Training Trust, and supported administratively and technically by the Scottish Motorsport Marshals Club.

We are exceptionally grateful for the ongoing support of everyone involved.


Thank you for your support of motorsport, keep safe, and we look forward to seeing you at an event sometime in the not too distant future!

The SAMSC Regional Training Team