Interim appointment of MSA special stage rally Safety Delegate for Scotland

12
Feb
2015

The Scottish Motorsport Event Safety Review (MESR) recommended that: “It is essential that the volunteer based organisation of multi-venue stage rallies is augmented going forward with mandatory independent input from out with the organising committee into the safety of the event by a new independently appointed safety delegate. We consider it appropriate for the motor sports governing body, the MSA to provide the safety delegate to each multi-venue stage rally and intend to discuss this further with the MSA.”

Pursuant to that recommendation, the MSA has today first confirmed with immediate effect a new role of Safety Delegate by amending the provisions of MSA Yearbook regulations G2.4.2. and G2.5. as follows:

2.4.2. Subject to G.2.5. Iin the case of force majeure or for safety reasons, instruct the Clerk of the Course to postpone, abandon or stop an event or part of an event (except as provided for in (Q.5.4). Any such instruction must be formally recorded. Provided that an event is run in more than one heat or part, these powers may, if thought fit, be exercised in respect of one heat or part.

2.5. The Stewards of a Meeting have another major function, to prevent unnecessary danger, and the MSA Steward has overriding authority in matters of safety save where the MSA has appointed a Safety Delegate, in which case the Safety Delegate shall have overriding authority in matters of safety.

Secondly, the person appointed on an interim basis as Safety Delegate for stage rallies in Scotland is Nicky Moffitt, a Non-Executive Director of the MSA and an International Steward.

Additional Safety Delegates will be appointed in due course, including for events outside Scotland.

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