Safety

Instilling a culture of safety is a value that every individual in the FIRST community must embrace as we pursue FIRST’s mission and vision. FIRST Robotics Competition has adopted safety as a core value and has established the framework for safety leadership in all aspects of the program.

FIRST believes that the teams who take the lead in developing safety programs and policies have a positive and lasting impact on each team member, mentor, their communities, and their present and future work places. FIRST recognizes the teams that demonstrate safety throughout their programs and are truly committed to developing and nurturing a safety culture.


Safety Manual 

To help teams understand and implement safe practices, the FIRST Safety Manual provides information on the FIRST Safety Awareness and Recognition Program. 


Safety Animation Award sponsored by UL

The 2019 Safety Animation Award theme is ‘Destination . . . Safety!’

Your mission, and failure is NOT an option, is to identify one or more potential risks to safety, including hand injuries, that you may encounter during your trip into Deep Space. Demonstrate practical and innovative solutions to mitigate these risks and ensure the achievement of your goals.

Make sure to identify the personnel, processes and tools needed. Think broadly. For example, preventing hand injuries is about more than just putting on a pair of gloves!

Animations must:

  • Be no more than 40 seconds long, including opening and credits
  • Be submitted electronically as .AVI, .MPEG, .MP4, or .WMV file
  • Be animated. Any kind of animation, including stop-motion, is allowed. Live video is allowed provided it is accompanied by virtual/augmented animated elements. Live video of people is not allowed.  
  • Please note that the team with the winning submission may be asked to reformat their video into a higher quality format, in order to be shown at FIRST Robotics Competition Events.

If using copyrighted music, you must have written permission. If using Creative Commons Music (CCM) online, the music must be used in accordance with the appropriate license and properly attributed.

Lyrics in music may not contain explicit or suggestive language.

Any animation that does not meet these criteria will not be considered for the award.

Submission:

Students must submit their team’s Safety Animation video through the FIRST Youth Team Member Registration System. The student submitting must be marked as an award submitter. Animations must be submitted between Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 12:00 PM, Noon (ET) and Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 3:00 PM, (ET).

By making a submission the Submitter irrevocably grants to FIRST and designees of FIRST the right to use any or all of the submission in any and all media for the purpose of describing the submission, describing the Award, and/or otherwise promoting FIRST and the programs of FIRST.


Thank you to all teams who participated and congratulations to the our 2018 Safety Animation Award Winners!

1st PLACE:

FIRST Robotics Competition Team 2877, The LigerBots, from Newton, Massachusetts, USA

Runners-Up:

FIRST Robotics Competition Team 8, Paly Robotics, from Palo Alto, California, USA

FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1153, Walpole Robotics, from Walpole, Massachusetts, USA

FIRST Robotics Competition Team 3181, Pittsford Panthers, from Pittsford, New York, USA

FIRST Robotics Competition Team 6024, Team R Factor, from Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

 


Past Winners of the Safety Animation 

Year/Theme Team Video Placement
2017-Quest for a Safer World Team 3691, The RoboRaiders, from Northfield, Minnesota, USA 3691 Winner
2017-Quest for a Safer World Team 810, The Mechanical Bulls, from Smithtown, New York, USA 810 Runner-Up
2017-Quest for a Safer World Team 2129, Ultraviolet, from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA 2129 Runner-Up
2017-Quest for a Safer World Team 1502, Technical Difficulties, Chelsea, Michigan, USA 1502 Runner-Up
2017-Quest for a Safer World Team 3637, The Daleks, Flemington, New Jersey, USA 3637 Runner-Up
2017-Quest for a Safer World Team 3654, TechTigers, Middletown, Connecticut, USA 3654 Runner-Up
2016-Working Safely with your Robot Team 846, The Funky Monkeys, San Jose, CA, USA 846 Winner
2016-Working Safely with your Robot Team 1124, UberBots, Avon, CT, USA 1124 Runner-Up
2016-Working Safely with your Robot Team 2473, Goldstrikers, Cupertino, CA, USA 2473 Runner-Up
2016-Working Safely with your Robot Team 4048, Redshift, Westborough, MA, USA 4048 Runner-Up
2015-Safety Superheroes Team 133, BERT, Standish, ME, USA 133 Winner
2015-Safety Superheroes Team 2473, Goldstrikers, Cupertino, CA, USA 2473 Runner-Up
2015-Safety Superheroes Team 2574, RoboHuskie, St. Anthony, MN, USA 2574 Runner-Up
2014-Safe Driving Team 3324, The Metrobots, Columbus, OH, USA 3324 Winner
2014-Safe Driving Team 624, CRyptonite, Katy, TX, USA 624 Runner-Up
2014-Safe Driving Team 3966, L&N STEMpunks, Knoxville, TN, USA 3966 Runner-Up
2013-Making Event Safety a Top Priority Team 245, AdamBots, Rochester Hills, MI, USA 245 Winner
2013-Making Event Safety a Top Priority Team 2607, Robovikings, Warminster, PA, USA 2607 Runner-Up
2012-Sharing Safety is Caring Team 3705, Arrowbots, Brampton, ON, CA 3705 Winner
2012-Sharing Safety is Caring Team 3132, Thunder Down Under, Sydney, NSW, AUS 3132 Runner-Up
2012-Sharing Safety is Caring Team 2438, Lobotics, Honolulu, HI, USA 2438 Runner-Up
2012-Sharing Safety is Caring Team 1714, MORE Robotics, Milwaikee, WI, USA 1714 Runner-Up
2012-Sharing Safety is Caring Team 1094, Channel Cats, O Fallon, MO, USA 1094 Runner-Up
2012-Sharing Safety is Caring Team 114, Eagle Strike, Los Altos, CA, USA 114 Runner-Up
2011-A Lifetime of Safety Team 226, Hammerheads, Troy, MI, USA    
2011-A Lifetime of Safety Team 342, Burning Magnetos, North Charleston, SC, USA     
2011-A Lifetime of Safety Team 359, Hawaiian Kids, Waialua, HI, USA    
2011-A Lifetime of Safety Team 562, SPARK-Students Pursuing Applied Robotics Knowledge, Fitchburg, MA, USA    
2011-A Lifetime of Safety Team 846, The Funky Monkeys, San Jose, CA, USA    
2011-A Lifetime of Safety Team 1899, Saints Robotics, Bellevue, WA, USA    
2010-Safety Rules Team 342, Burning Magnetos, North Charleston, SC, USA    
2009-Safety....Share It Team 303, The T.E.S.T. Team, Bridgewater, NJ, USA    
2009-Safety....Share It Team 342, Burning Magnetos, North Charleston, SC, USA     
2009-Safety....Share It Team 1280, Ragin' C-Biscuits, Danville, CA, USA    
2009-Safety....Share It Team 1716, Redbird Robotics, De Pere, WI, USA    
2009-Safety....Share It Team 1746, OTTO, Cumming, GA, USA    
2009-Safety....Share It Team 2783, Engineers of Tomorrow, La Grange, KY, USA