Marshals are the backbone of every motorsport event, and without them, our events simply would not take place.
These are the brave men and women that stand on a ditch or by a post in all weather, all year round, and ensure that each of our events runs as smoothly as possible. Marshals must deal with the public, officials, the media, and sometimes the competitors. They are often the first people at the scene of an accident so they must be competent, trained, and have a level head to deal with any situation that arises.
The Marshal Training course is generally three to four hours long and it generally runs in the evening time.
Some of the topics covered include:
- Respect module
- General rules for Marshals
- Making sure your location is set up as per plan
- Dealing with spectators
- Looking after your own safety
- Yellow flag rules
- Dealing with accidents
- Use of SOS boards
- Road open procedures
As with all Motorsport Ireland training, this course is free of charge but subject to availability, as places are limited. Some courses require applicants to have a set amount of experience or hold a particular grade of licence. This training is prepared and delivered by highly trained personnel. The course is constantly updated to include the latest information and it can lead on to other roles. Future courses will include a pre-screening eligibility questionnaire.
To learn more about Motorsport Ireland training courses, please email [email protected] or phone Ronnie Murphy, Motorsport Ireland Safety and Training Officer on (+353) 1 677 5628.