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Safety Manager Aug. 28 2019| 0 KB

Content Type: Volunteer
Program: FIRST Robotics Competition
Tags: Training, Volunteer
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The Safety Manager for FIRST Robotics Competition is a Key Volunteer position. These individuals will work with the UL Safety Advisors (if present) and the Safety Attendants to increase the awareness of safety. Volunteers in this role will work with teams to ensure they understand, comply with, and practice the fundamentals of safety to ensure the safety of all FIRST event participants.  The FIRST Safety program nurtures a positive reinforcement model that emphasizes 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 prior to the event and maintain a high level of safety as stated in the FIRST Safety Manual and the FIRST Game & Event Rules Manual.

Responsibilities

  • Knowledge of safety issues
  • Manage the daily Safety Recognition awards (when UL is not at the event)
  • May be required to attend daily morning meetings conducted by Event Manager or Coordinator
  • Monitor overall event safety, observe unsafe actions, and coach teams in appropriate safe behavior
  • Oversee safety from beginning to the end of the event including Load in and Load out
  • Monitor Safety glasses tables to ensure safety glass stations are properly stocked and running efficiently
  • Conduct Safety Captain meetings at event

Experience and Skills Needed

  • FIRST experience not required; general knowledge of FIRST preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of the safety principles required, work related safety background 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
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills focused on a coaching approach

Volunteer Time Commitment

  • Pre-event training (online certification)
  • 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

Pre-event certification provided by FIRST Headquarters prior to the start of competition season. Please review the following resources before the event:

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

  • On-Site Guidance: Volunteer Coordinator

 

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