RALLY SAFETY - For Organizers

Keeping the rally participants (both the competitors and the visitors) in safe is the primary task for the rally Organizers. And it's definitely nothing easy. The total length of many rallies usualy takes thousands of kilometers and although the protected specials stages feature only a fraction of the whole route, it's still significantly bigger mileage to be managed than e.g. on circuits. In addition, rally organizers have to built all safety arrangements and features from the ground and in places, which are usually used for common public living. All these factors put extraordinary requirements on the rally organizers and their preparations. The rally route safety has several important steps. All of them are required for establishing the working spectators' management and safety arrangements at the rallies:


  • Choice of appropriate locations for special stages and spectators' places
  • Establishing the reliable team of organizers, officials and marshals and providing them with appropriate training
  • Designing the safety arrangements corresponding to expected spectators' visit
  • Physical realisation of the safety features at the stages before the rally
  • Securing the working of the safety arrangements during the rally
  • Removal of all rally arrangements from the place after the event ends

These base stones are the key to the success. Don't forget, that rallies are run on common roads, between the fields and in villages. Competitions often influence lives of many people who are not connected with the rallies in anyway, but their tolerance allows organizing of the events in aprticular places. It's important to reduce as most as possible any impacts of rallysport on the landscape and the local folks.

Regulations

  • 2015 WRC FIA Sporting Regulations (released 8.12.2014)
  • 2015 RRC FIA Sporting Regulations (released 5.12.2014)
  • 2015 FIA Regional Rally priority drivers
  • 2015 List of eligible tyres for asphalt rallies FIA (released 14.1.2015)
  • 2015 FIA Sporting Code (released 19.12.2014)

  • Other materials

  • Scrutineering and Safety (by Mehmet Tamer, Safety Seminar in Istanbul, January 2014)
  • Materials needed for making good rally (by Jan Regner, Safety Seminar in Istanbul, January 2014)
  • Shakedown / Free Practice / Qualifying (by Jan Regner, Safety Seminar in Istanbul, January 2014)
  • Training of Rally Staff (by Jan Regner, Safety Seminar in Istanbul, January 2014)
  • FIA Rally Results Templates (released 25.1.2013)
  • 3-letter Country Codes (released 2011)
  • Rally Safety Guidelines by the FIA (released 28.9.2012)
  • FIA Signs Guidelines for regional rallies (March 2013)
  • Strawbales - Rally Guideline by the FIA (released 7.2.2012)
  • Accident Report (released 7.4.2010)
  • Standard procedures of officials - Stewards, CoC... (released 30.01.2012)
  • Steward Templates - decissions, communications, minutes, agenda, etc. (released 30.1.2012)
  • Document numbering system for ERC and ERCup (released 2.5.2013)

  • FIA observers

  • FIA Observers (by Jordi Parro, Safety Seminar in Istanbul, January 2014)
  • Guidelines for FIA Rally Observer Report Form 2013 with highlighted changes (by Jordi Parro, Safety Seminar in Zagreb 2013)
  • 2013 FIA Observer Report for Regional Championship Rallies (released 8.1.2013)
  • Observer's comments to the Supplementary Regulations (released 26.6.2012)
  • 2012 Observers' Reports Points Summary
  • 2011 Observers' Reports Points Summary

  • Presentations

  • 2015 FIA Safety & Sporting Rally Seminar in Vienna - all materials
  • Signalisation to drivers with yellow flag in Radiopoints (video)
  • Stopping of cars by marshals (video)
  • Thoughts about safety medical aspects in rallying (by Jean Duby, Safety Seminar in Zagreb 2013)
  • Safety of drivers, spectators and organizers and System of taping (by Jan Regner, Safety Seminar in Zagreb 2013)
  • FIA Observers (by Jordi Parro, Safety Seminar in Martigny 2012)
  • Refuelling problems (by Jordi Parro, Safety Seminar in Martigny 2012)

  • Links

  • www.FIA.com
  • www.stewards-meeting.com (dedicated to the work of Stewards and CoC)