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Specialist Officials - RESCUE

The Vehicles

The vehicles are required to be licensed by the controlling body of UK Motor Sport, the Motor Sports Association (MSA). The MSA regulations specify the minimum level of equipment to be carried by a Rescue Unit although the majority of vehicles are equipped well in excess of this minimum specification.

A Motor Sport Rescue Unit carries a comprehensive amount of medical equipment together with tools specifically designed to assist in removing a trapped driver from his vehicle.

The People

Rescue Units are manned entirely by unpaid volunteers and all crew members are required to hold current MSA Rescue licenses, and in some instances have added to this basic requirement by taking additional recognised emergency aid courses, such as First Aid at Work, usually in their own time.

The MSA has a recognized scheme for people who wish to train for a Rescue License. The minimum requirements for acceptance for training are as follows:

  • Race/Trackside/Stage Rally experience
  • Attend one approved Marshal training day including fire training and radio procedure training
  • Possession of a valid First Aid Certificate is recommended
  • Gain the endorsement of a Crew Chief on an existing Rescue Unit
  • Minimum age of 18

Once a Trainee has a licence they will need to complete the training programme detailed on the training record card with signatures. They must also collect 10 signatures within 2 years from an Instructor or Crew Chief for attendance at:

  • 8 Race, Rally or Speed events with at least 3 from each of two of these disciplines
  • 2 Training Days

Once the Trainee has fulfilled these criteria they will be proposed, by their Crew Chief , to attend an approved MSA Rescue Licence Assessment where they will demonstrate to the Assessors their familiarity and competence in the operation of all rescue equipment and the identification and preparation of medical equipment.

Licensed Rescue Crew members must attend and pass 3-yearly re-licensing assessments and must satisfy their Crew Chief that training attendances have been completed between assessments.

 

 

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