- Develop the TARGA Stage spectator plan in conjunction with the Clerk of the Course and Stage Director.
- Manage TARGA Stage Safety Officials.
- Produce a list of required equipment.
- Ensure that all Stage set-up arrangements, with particular attention to safety taping, and road closure barricades fully comply with the stage plan and are in position at the agreed time.
- Verbal sign-off confirming that the Stage is in compliance to the Deputy Stage Director.
- Assist Stage Director with any work needed Pre-Event.
- Identify recommended spectator points, no-standing areas, and hazardous locations.
- Oversee the management of all daily Officials.
- Assist as necessary in the development of sketches for spectator marshalling, advice and similar.
- Complete the Stage Safety Manager Preparation sheet with the names of the Senior Official at each location as printed on the form and give it to the Stage Director before starting the final run.
- Test communications for contact with sector Spectator Marshals.
- Supervise the set-up of required equipment and deployment of Spectator Marshals.
- Ensure all safety Officials complete the sign-on sheet and wear identification.
- When in position at the Stop Point turns off Stage Net radio.
- Make a final check to ensure that all road closure and stage security measures are in place at the road closure time by driving through the stage. Complete the verbal sign-off to the Stage Director that the stage is ready for competition. The “000” Police Road Closure vehicle may pass through the stage during this process. When the sign-off is completed remain at the Stop Point unless other arrangements have been made.
- In the event that the sign-off or appropriate certificates for stage security cannot be issued at the Stop Point or security issues emerge during the running of the stage, assist in finding a solution to the problem.
- At completion of the TARGA Stage, manage the return of equipment and assist in clean-up.
Keep yourself safe and follows these tips!
- Stay hydrated
- Where practical, seek shade
- Park your vehicle across the road or track you are closing, well back from the plastic tape.
- If a member of the public happens to come along, explain that the road is closed with the permission of Police, the local council and TMR for the purpose of a high-speed motorsport event. Show them the permits that are included in this pack that the stage commander has given you.
- At no time should you put yourself in danger from an aggravated person. If they look like they are becoming argumentative, use your radio or direct them to your stage commander who will alert Event Command, and let them go. If they do go into the stage, try to get them to go in the direction the competition cars will be travelling, then try and flag down the next competing or course car immediately, and explain the situation.
- The road is considered closed once you have assumed your position on the stage. Following from this, you will next see course vehicles checking the placement of all officials and tapes, boards, road conditions and road book.