MSA launches marshal accreditation
The MSA has launched a new accreditation scheme for rally and cross country marshals in the UK.
The scheme gives marshals the opportunity to gain accreditation online, where their basic training can be completed in under an hour.
The training has been introduced as a supplement to the face-to-face marshal training days taking place across the country.
Former World Rally Championship co-driver Nicky Grist helped to launch the scheme and even took part in some of the training on the computer at the recent Autosport Show.
“I think now, more than ever, safety is of prime importance and it’s not just keeping the crews safe, it’s keeping the spectators safe as well,” explained Grist. “To make it this easy to be able to sign up so quickly and to be able to authorise marshals properly can only be a very good thing.
“This is just an initial sign up and basic training, but there’s a whole world of things for them to learn and be trained in.”