Safety Advisor Feb. 10 2016| 722.5 KB

Content Type: FIRST Robotics Competition
Tags: Training, Volunteer

The role of Safety Advisor in the FIRST Robotics Competition is involved in ongoing safety assessment during the entire event. The Safety program nurtures a positive reinforcement model using safety credits 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.


  • 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
  • Manage the safety recognition awards aspect of the program
  • Assist with Awards ceremony

Experience and Skills Needed

  • 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 and FIRST staff
  • FIRST experience not required; general knowledge of FIRST preferred
  • High energy, outgoing 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

Time Commitment

  • Commitment:    Minimum three days + training
  • Approximate times:
Day Times
Practice Day (day before the competition) 8am - End of Day
Day One of Competition 8am - End of Day
Day Two of Competition 8am - End of Day

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 start of every shift in order 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

*Please Note: some events will conduct a pre-event evening Volunteer Orientation and Training