Lead Safety Advisor Oct. 16 2018| 0 KB

Content Type: Volunteer
Program: FIRST Robotics Competition
Tags: Training, Volunteer

The Lead Safety Advisor for FIRST Robotics Competition is a Key Volunteer position. They work with a team of Safety Advisors to increase the awareness of safety among all FIRST participants. This individual will work with teams to ensure they understand, comply with, and practice the fundamentals of safety to ensure the safety of all event participants. The Lead Safety Advisor will be responsible to provide training of the Safety Advisors in team coaching, mentoring and evaluation during the competition. The Lead Safety Advisor and the Safety Advisors will also select one team to win the “Safety Award sponsored by UL” at the conclusion of the event. Maintain a high level of safety as stated in the FIRST Safety Manual and FIRST Game Manual.

*Must sign a Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Statement prior to start of service.


  • Knowledge of safety issues
  • Train Safety Advisors
  • Monitor overall event safety, observe unsafe actions and coach teams in appropriate safe behavior
  • Perform ongoing assessment of team behavior towards safety and determine the winner of the Safety Award sponsored by UL
  • Manage the safety recognition awards of the program
  • May be required to attend daily morning meeting conducted by Event Manager/Coordinator
  • Assist with Awards Ceremonies

Experience and Skills Needed

  • FIRST experience not required; general knowledge of FIRST preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of safety principles required, work related safety background preferred
  • Ability to link FIRST principles to a safety approach, and move teams to compliance
  • Must be ethical and impartial
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills focused on a coaching approach
  • Work well with student team members
  • Ability to "take charge"; be assertive
  • Ability to collaborate with others, work as a member of Safety team
  • Ability to move about the facility and stand for long periods
  • Detail oriented
  • Approachable and friendly personality
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Work well in a fast-paced environment


Volunteer Time Commitment

  • Pre-event training by Underwriters Laboratories
  • Minimum 2 full day commitment (Districts)
  • Minimum 3 full day commitment (Regionals)

Note: Event schedules vary. Please check the event schedule and talk to your Volunteer Coordinator for detailed information on when you are expected to arrive. Volunteers should arrive on site 15-20 minutes prior to the start of every shift to allow time to check in at the Volunteer Registration table.


Underwriters Laboratories provides training

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

On-site guidance: Volunteer Coordinator


* Must read and comply with the FIRST Volunteer Rights and Responsibilities