Sector Marshal Training

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Club Contact for this event is Barry Duggan 087 9956312

As you may be aware Motorsport Ireland earlier this year introduced a Sector Marshal Training package. To date two sessions have taken place – a pilot in Sligo and a second session in Monaghan. A third session is now planned for Sunday 4th September 2011, in The Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow, sign-on from 11.00 for 11.30 start.

The nature of this training is such that only relatively small numbers can be accommodated on each session. As such, for this session Wexford MC, Carrick-on-Suir MC, Carlow MC, Tipperary LC & MCC and GSMC are being invited to nominate 5 participants each to attend.

The attached document outlines some of the objectives of the training and of the course itself. I would ask that your club please nominate appropriate candidates for the training, having given consideration to the selection criteria as per the attached document.

It is hoped that as a result of the sector marshal training, over a period of time there will be a number of competent and licenced sector marshals available across the country. There would then potentially be a situation where a Safety Officer (or indeed COC) could request that a particular location which might be identified as being difficult / busy etc., have a licenced sector marshal deployed to manage it. On each event there are a small number of such locations hence the numbers required should not be large. The approach to the training on this occasion is, relatively small numbers but to a significantly higher level – but obviously the results will also depend on the personnel nominated by the clubs.

It must be stressed that on this occasion only those nominated by their clubs prior to the training may attend, and unfortunately they can not be permitted to ‘bring a friend’. It is a requirement of the training that those nominated attend for the full duration of the session and complete a short assessment. As per the selection criteria on the attached document, only those who have completed the MI Basic Marshal Training package (hold an MI marshal number) or hold a current stage commander licence / higher senior official licence, may be nominated. It is also important that they are likely to marshal on a reasonably regular basis for the foreseeable future.

Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me and I look forward to receiving your nominations.

Yours in Motorsport,
Robert Lyttle,
Training Coordinator.