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Safety 1st Requirements Unit



It is an obligation under law for all organisations to satisfy the requirement of the various OH&S and WHS Acts and to demonstrate that they have safe systems of operation in place which provide evidence that the workplace is as far as practicable, without risks to the health and safety of all persons attending the event.

The DLRA has developed a Safety 1st Strategy which details how the components of many areas of motor sport safety are applicable within the DLRA, and how they are drawn together to complete the safety processes to ensure the sport is as safe as is reasonably practicable.

Safety is a shared responsibility whereby all participants in land speed racing regardless of their role, are active participants not passive recipients of safety services


WHS / Occupational Health and Safety Policy

This policy clearly articulates the intention of the DLRA, firstly acknowledging that it understands the environment in which it operates and subsequently, ensuring the health and safety of officials and Volunteers who work for the DLRA, and for minimising the risk to competitors, officials, volunteers, and spectators at DLRA Events. For a complete copy of the DLRA OHS policy.


Education / Awareness Program

The DLRA has developed a number of awareness programs, aimed at increasing education and awareness on a number of health and welfare issues. These have included such industry wide hazards as dehydration, sun smart, fatigue and the importance of physical and mental awareness.
The programs aim to:

  • decrease the risk of illness in participants at land speed racing events by increasing safe policies, environments, knowledge, skills and behaviors;
  • support the health and wellbeing of DLRA members by providing various supporting tools;
  • promote good health by supporting the active involvement of all volunteers in managing their safety and wellbeing, and
  • providing DLRA officials with a workplace environment where the health and wellbeing of all is supported.


National Officiating Program (NOP)

The NOP has been established for the training, licensing and grading of land speed racing officials. The DLRA has the responsibility to ensure the competency level for Officials is established, implemented and maintained. In order to do this, the NOP aims to:

  • ensure that land speed racing officials are highly skilled in relevant areas;
  • foster personal pride and respect for the sport and all participants within the officiating and competitor group;
  • provide efficient management by having a formal competence; recognition system, supported by training and administration processes;
  • achieve national and international recognition of the NOP;
  • facilitate awareness of the impact of legal and sporting requirements on officials, including OH&S obligations, and
  • ensure that officials are appointed to a level of participation appropriate to the competence demonstrated by their license grade.


The NOP encompasses all categories of officials and all disciplines of the DLRA authorised land speed racing activities. The program complies with relevant policies, legislation and directions in officials training set by the Australian Sports Commission.


Training modules are reviewed and updated based on feedback from presenters and participants.


To underline the importance which the DLRA and the Australian Sports Commission place on NOP, the DLRA has been inducted into the Australian Sports Commissions (ASC) National Officiating Accreditation Scheme (NOAS) administered by the ASC Coaching and Officiating Unit.


Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment


Incident Management

The DLRA maintains a set of comprehensive incident management procedures. The advantages of this include continuously learning from investigations, analyzing trends that may become apparent and being in a position to pro-actively prevent recurrences where possible.

In addition, each of the regulatory environments has criteria requiring notification of prescribed incidents and dangerous occurrences and this is incorporated into organisational procedures.


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