NORTH WEST REGION TRAINING WEEKEND 2019
Before we get too far into the New Year, it is time to look ahead to next year’s training weekend, which in 2019 will be held on the 9th and 10th March at Oulton Park circuit, near Tarporley in Cheshire.
As in previous years, Saturday’s training will be held mainly under cover in the Fogarty Moss Centre and will cover training for Post Chiefs, Flag marshals, Senior Specialist marshals and Track marshals.
The training on the Sunday will be for new and Cadet marshals, Track and Experienced marshals, Incident Officers and Specialist marshals, and it will be partly inside and partly out. Fire practical training will be available on both days.
Please see the accompanying ‘training module chooser’ to help you decide which training session is best for you, please check the training section of your PRC to see which modules are required to decide which modules would be most suitable.
Due to the environmental protection guidance from Motorsport UK, live fire training will be limited to those marshals who require this signature for upgrade this year, or who have not done live fire training in the last 2 years.
If you are new to marshalling, or have only completed 1 or 2 race meetings, then you should attend the Trainee marshal sessions (tick box 7U). You must be aged 16 or over to complete this training; if you are under 18 your parent / guardian MUST complete an Indemnity Form on your behalf BEFORE the event – if you fill out your date of birth on the Application Form, I will send you a blank Indemnity Form in advance of the training.
If you are aged under 16, I am afraid that you cannot take part in the Trainee Marshal training but instead you can attend the Cadet Marshal training (tick box 8U). This will include aspects of the Trainee Marshal training as well as some Specialist training, but we can only let you observe the incident and live fire training. Again, see the comments above concerning Indemnity Forms.
Please apply for the training by Monday 25th February 2019. You can apply in several ways; firstly, if you wish to apply electronically there is a link on the form which will take you to the on-line application form. Please note the email response sent from the link contains last year’s dates and at present I can’t edit the text. I’m trying to fix it but for the moment please ignore the dates in the reply, your data will have been correctly recorded.
You can e-mail me all the relevant details (name, first line of address and post code, e-mail address, which training session you want and any lunch requirements.
This year you can just text me the same details; if you apply by e-mail or text I will send you a reply to confirm your application. A postal application is also fine, though I cannot send a confirmation reply.
Final Instructions will be sent out about 8 – 10 days prior to the event. If you have volunteered by text or e-mail, or you have completed the e-mail address box on the application form LEGIBLY, I will send these out electronically (to save postage charges); otherwise I will post them.
MSV (the owners of Oulton Park) will be selling hot food over the weekend in the Chequers restaurant at lunch time; this will be at your own cost. They have asked if I can provide an idea of how many marshals will be buying food at lunch-time, so please indicate this on the Volunteering Form. Alternatively, you are welcome to bring your own packed lunches, and you will be able to use some of the rooms in the Fogarty Moss Centre to eat your lunch. Hot drinks will also be available all day in the Centre or in the Chequers restaurant.
Please bear in mind that March can still bring particularly inclement weather, so for all those of you doing outside sessions, such as practical fire training, I advise you to bring warm, waterproof outdoor clothing and footwear.
If you have any questions or problems, please contact me by e-mail (preferably) or by post.
Finally, may I wish you all a happy and healthy New Year, I look forward to meeting and welcoming you all on the 9th and 10th March
Bill Gray – Training Co-ordinator, North West Region
Training Module Chooser (Pdf)