UL Safety Advisor Jun. 22 2020| 0 KB

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

The UL Safety Advisor for FIRST Robotics Competition will work with the Safety team to increase the awareness of safety among all FIRST participants and with the judging team to select a team to win the Safety Award sponsored by UL. 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. Maintain a high level of safety as stated in the FIRST Safety Manual and FIRST Game & Event Rules Manual

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


  • Knowledge of safety issues
  • Assist Safety Manager with monitoring 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
  • Attend Safety Captain Meeting and assist Safety Manager if needed
  • 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 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 (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.


Pre-event certification provided by FIRST HQ prior to the start of the competition season

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

  • Direct Supervision and On-Site Guidance: Judge Advisor and/or Volunteer Coordinator


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