The improvement of motor sport marshalling standards has been one of SMMC’s main stated objectives since its inception in 1973 and we are proud to be at the forefront of Marshals’ training in Scotland.
Training is structured, monitored and regulated by Motorsport UK, the sport’s governing body.
Several members of SMMC are licensed Motorsport UK training instructors.
Accredited Marshal training
We encourage all our members, no matter what type of marshalling they are interested in, to register as an Accredited Marshal with Motorsport UK. This provides you with some basic knowledge and skills.
The importance of the online rally marshals’ training and accreditation cannot be over-stressed as this discipline is now regulated in much the same way as Race marshalling has been for some time. This means maintaining a marshal’s Personal Record Card to demonstrate that both acceptable training and event attendance has been carried out in order to ensure competence. This is no more than many aspects of day jobs require and has many positive benefits, such as the support of Motorsport UK in carrying out your duties at events. It also allows a progression through the available levels of the Marshal Grading Scheme, which means that if you have the enthusiasm and dedication, there are few barriers from becoming a Senior Official at an event, when some years before you entered the sport as a rookie.
On the job training
Guidance on how to carry out your duties on the day will be given to new marshals by a Senior Official prior to an event.
You should come to motorsport events appropriately dressed for whatever the Scottish weather might throw at you... and you should try to bring sufficient food with you to see you through the day.