Motorsport Australia continues to develop and enhance the information, systems, guidance resources and tools used to address health and safety requirements, manage risks and provide a consistent structure to support our stakeholders.

The safety first framework and supporting systems underpin our commitment to a safety first culture and provides our stakeholders with the systems and tools required to run safe and successful motorsport events and activities.

Safety 1st

Safety First Strategy
Event Package
Event Site Inductions
Health and Safety Management Plan
OH&S / WHS Legal Requirements
Safety Systems & Processes

Checklists and Resources

Motorsport Australia has developed a suite of checklists and guidance resources to assist with implementing health and safety requirements and addressing compliance obligations.

These checklists and resources also form part of the respective permit application process (as applicable).


Critical Incident


Clear to Steer

Year-round, drivers, crews and officials find themselves in hot, humid and sometimes poorly-ventilated environments. The colour of one’s urine is a quick indication of whether they are sufficiently hydrated; whereby the clearer the urine, the more hydrated one is.

Based on this concept, Motorsport Australia has developed a hydration awareness program Clear to Steer, aimed at increasing education and awareness on dehydration and heat illness. The program is an important initiative linked directly to the Motorsport Australia Safety 1st Strategy and is underpinned by robust research conducted by the Australian Institute for Motor Sport Safety (AIMSS).

Clear to Steer aims to: decrease the risk of dehydration and heat illness in participants at motor sport events by increasing safe hydration policies, environments, knowledge, skills and behaviours; support the health and wellbeing of Motorsport Australia members by providing hydration packs; promote goodwill by supporting the active involvement of all volunteers in managing their safety and wellbeing; and promote the benefits of AIMSS by capitalising on recent research.

Clear to Steer will assist event organisers, officials, volunteers, competitors and crews to understand the causes and effects of heat illness and dehydration, and to take the simple steps to minimise the risks during hot or humid weather.

To view the Clear to Steer information booklet, click here.

Stop Sleep Survive

The Stop Sleep Survive provides information that enables Motorsport Australia members to be proactive in obtaining adequate quality sleep. The aim of Stop Sleep Survive is to educate motorsport participants about the effects of fatigue and informing them of practical strategies to not only identify fatigue hazards during the planning and operational phases of motorsport events but also enable officials, competitors and volunteers to arrive at the start line prepared and refreshed by understanding the importance and effects of fatigue in injury and fatalities in motor transport. Providing practical information and skills to manage fatigue. Generally contributing to health and safety by promoting the principles of the Motorsport Australia Safety 1st culture.

To view the Stop Sleep Survive information booklet, click here.
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