Safety Advisor Oct. 29 2018| 0 KB

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

The Safety Advisor for FIRST Robotics Competition is involved in ongoing safety assessment during the entire event. The Safety program nurtures a positive reinforcement model to emphasize safe behavior and coaching to correct unsafe behavior. The goal is to have a safe event and to promote safety as a holistic life skill. Safety Advisors will receive training from the Lead Safety Advisor at the event. Maintain a high level of safety as stated in the FIRST Safety Manual and the FIRST Game Manual.

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


  • 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 aspect of the program
  • Assist with Awards ceremony

Experience and Skills Needed

  • FIRST experience not required; general knowledge of FIRST preferred
  • Ability to "take charge"; be assertive
  • Ability to link FIRST principles to a safety approach and move teams to compliance
  • Ability to move about the facility
  • Ability to work and interact with volunteers, team members, contracted staff and FIRST staff
  • Approachable and friendly personality
  • Must be ethical and impartial
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills focused on a coaching approach
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Thorough knowledge of safety principles required, work related safety background preferred
  • Work well as a member of a Safety team as well as with student team members


Volunteer Time Commitment

  • Pre-event training
  • 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.


Training is conducted on-site

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

Direct supervision: Lead Safety Advisor


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