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Training Calendar 2017

We have a training programme for marshals and officials of all levels of experience, from complete novice to guru level, and the courses are all free, and run by qualified instructors licensed by the MSA .









17 November


St. Johns Dalry


2-3 December

Safety Svcs



Date TBC



Continuing Professional Development for
Motorsport Medical staff


To register for an event, use the Training Registration form 

A pdf copy of this calendar is available from the Downloads section below, along with the registration form.

Any queries, contact the training coordinators at


Rally Marshals Training

Trainee Marshals at stage finish

Tuesday - 2nd August 2016

 Starts at 6.30pm

 Aberdeen Altens Hotel

 Souter Head Rd, Aberdeen AB12 3LF


‘The MSA has accepted the recommendation from the Scottish Safety Review Group that, in future, all rally marshals should be registered (i.e. accredited or licensed) and receive training within a set timescale. This recommendation applies to both new and existing marshals. The review also recommended arrangements for trainee marshals (i.e. those who have not yet received their training) including a buddying scheme.’

Source: [Multi Venue Stage Rally Safety Requirements MSA 001 (04-15)]



Provisional Programme:

 Trainer: Dave MacKintosh

18:30        Welcome and Introduction

18.45                Introduction to stage rally marshalling                      

20.15                Coffee/Tea break    

20.30       Spectator Safety

21.00                Incident Reporting Overview             

21.30                Feedback and final concluding session (including buddying scheme)       

22.00       Close


To help the organisers with logistics and catering for the event please complete the Aberdeen Registration Form and return as requested preferably by Friday July 29th.,

Marshals and Radio Marshals Training 

Knockhill 19 January 2014

Another good turnout for a training day at Knockhill, featuring indoor sessions for marshals and radio marshals and senior officials, followed after lunch by fire-fighting practice for all.

Two marshals fight a car fire with dry powder and foam extingsuishers

Working in pairs, one with a dry powder extinguisher to knock down the flames with a chemical reaction,and one with foam to cool the metal and smother the fire

Marshals close in and make sure the fire is out.

Approach with the wind at your back, stay out of the smoke. 

The day finished with a very impressive demonstration by an SMMC Saltire Rescue crew, cutting a car apart to extract a casualty. 

Marshals and Radio Marshals Training 

Knockhill 20 January 2013

Over 50 registered for the marshals/radio marshals training day at Knockhill, but the organisers chickened out of running the practice stage, just because of a little snow. 

Instead they played indoors with Scuba's table-top Little Rally Driver kit - which is a good way to demonstrate stage setup of arrival, start, in-stage junctions and flying finish and stop controls, with all the correct arrows and boards.

The trainees did venture outside for a look at the safety features on a stage rally car, with special emphasis on electrical cut-outs, extinguishers, warning triangle and SOS/OK boards, 

Introduction to marhsals training

Big boys toys - table top stage rallyingBig boys toys - Table top stage rallying

Trainees inspect the safety features on Grahame Douglas's Micra rally car.