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Officials Resource Centre

Welcome to the CAMS Accredited Officials Resource Centre.

Here you will find a number of resources and tools aimed at assisting you in your role as a CAMS Accredited Official.

This page will continue to be updated as new resources become available.

Rally Event Checkers

The Rally Event Checkers Manual has been developed as a comprehensive resource that focuses on Safety and ensures National consistency when performing the role of Event Checker. The manual contains the requirements which must be applied to the role of the Checker for all Rallies, Trials events and Rallysprints under the authority of a CAMS Organising Permit.

The Rally Spectator Safety and Control Procedures sets out minimum conditions which must be adhered to by organisers of all Rallies, Trials events and Rallysprints under the authority of a CAMS Organising Permit.

These documents can be downloaded and saved to a smartphone (e.g. iPhone, Android device) or tablet to be referred to when offline at events. Please ensure that you refer to the CAMS website for the current version.

Click here to download the Rally Event Checkers Manual

Click here to down load the CAMS Rally Spectator Safety and Control Procedures

 

Safety Briefing and Site Induction Notes for Officials

Briefing Officials each day of an event provides a channel for delivering clear messages, expectations, safety awareness and encouraging open communication. Successful briefings ensure that there is less misunderstanding within the team, develops greater awareness and involvement at all levels and develops a shared sense of mission, vision, collective aims and the reasons why we’re here.

The briefing notes can be downloaded and saved to a smartphone (e.g. iPhone, Android device) or tablet to be referred to when offline at events. Please ensure that you refer to the CAMS website for the current version.

Click here to download the Circuit Officials Safety Briefing and Site Induction Notes

 

Officials Licencing and Accreditation Guide

A comprehensive resource covering the National Officiating Program licence structure and pathway, maintenance requirements, training and other relevant information.

This document can be downloaded and saved to a smartphone (e.g. iPhone, Android device) or tablet to be referred to when offline at events. Please ensure that you refer to the CAMS website for the current version.

Click here to download the CAMS Officials Licencing and Accreditation Guide

Penalties for CAMS Licenced individuals

In keeping with accepted practice by most sporting authorities in the world the CAMS Board has determined that decisions with respect to licence suspensions or disqualifications should be published. This is both a matter of good governance and transparency. Most importantly, it ensures that the various stakeholders in the sport, particularly event organisers, are aware of licence suspensions and disqualifications.  

Accordingly, from 1 August 2014, CAMS will publish on our website the following:

a. First and last name of affected individual.

b. Penalty imposed.

c. Duration of penalty.

The licences of the following individuals have been suspended or disqualified:

First name

Last name

Type of penalty

End of suspension

Oscar

Ciernohorsky

Suspension

Indefinite

Terence

Kielly

Suspension

Indefinite

Please note that only those licences which are current and have been suspended or disqualified in the last 12 months are listed above. Please contact CAMS if you have any further queries.

Social Media Policy and Guidelines

CAMS and the Australian Officials Commission have put together the CAMS Social Media Policy, and accompanying Guidelines for the Use of Social Media. The Guidelines have been developed to assist officials and event organisers to ensure social media is used in a responsible and positive way. The Guidelines are useful to send out to officials prior to the meeting or to post up in a visible location during the event.

Click here to download the Guidelines for the Use of Social Media.

Click here to download the CAMS Social Media Policy.

Officials and making statements

Have you been asked questions about an incident?

It’s an unfortunate reality of our sport that it is dangerous and that incidents occur.  Where an incident occurs, participants and officials are sometimes contacted for information by public authorities (police, safety investigators, etc.) and third parties (media, lawyers, insurers, etc.) 

Information in relation to significant incidents can be sensitive to those involved and their families.  It can unfortunately also be used as a basis for taking action against those involved in the sport. 

CAMS’ priority is that information is treated sensitively, our members are protected and that CAMS is well placed to deal with any legal or insurance issues which may arise.  As a general rule, information should be treated confidentially and should only be disclosed where required by public authorities, as part of the process of responding to the incident or as otherwise required by law.

Where you are requested to make a comment about an incident by a third party, you should first contact the clerk of course, person in charge of the incident or CAMS and check if this is OK.  You should err on the side of caution as it is often difficult to know how the information you are giving out will be used immediately following an incident.  It is usually appropriate for you to ask for time to do this.  Particularly where an incident is serious, it is important to ensure that a co-ordinated response is given and that the person making a comment understands the entire picture.  This may also mean that there is someone else better able to comment.

 

Fabulous Officials

The Australian Officials Commission’s Fabulous Officials initiative has been designed to recongise our hard working volunteer officials.

Nominations are open for anyone who you believe deserves some recognition for their dedication to the sport or their club. All nominees will receive a personalised letter and certificate, signed by the Chairperson of the relevant State Officiating Panel.

Thanks to your nominations, the AOC/SOP has sent out over 100 personalised letters and certificates of recognition, thanking our dedicated officials for their contribution. We have received some wonderful feedback from the recipients of the program and find that the value of peer recognition cannot be underestimated.

If you know of someone who deserves to be recognised, send us some details on their achievements and we’ll make it happen!
Thanks to those who have already nominated someone, and keep up the good work!

Click here to download a Fabulous Officials Nomination Form

You can submit the nomination form to your State Officiating Panel Chair, your State Office or email to officials@cams.com.au

It's Official

It's Official - Newsletter of the CAMS National Officiating Program is now a regular feature in Speed Read - CAMS' monthly newsletter. 

Click here to read 'It's Official' in editions of Speed Read.

Radar Speed Detection Instructional Sheet

The following document has been developed to assist officials operating Radar Speed Detection units at motor sport events.

Click here to read the Radar Speed Detection Instructional Sheet.

Race Starter's Handbook

This handbook explains the role of the Starter at race meetings, and the start procedures for a number of racing formats at motor sport events.

Click here to read the Race Starter's Handbook.

Information to promote the Health and Fitness of CAMS Volunteer Officials

CAMS and the Australian Officials Commission (AOC) has provided this information as a guide to assisting CAMS volunteer Officials develop their fitness, health and well-being, so as to enjoy as fully as possible, their experiences as motor sport officials.

Click here to download the Health and Fitness information guide

 

Event Assessment Information for CAMS Officials

An Event Assessment is a required part of the officials licence upgrade process, along with training via the theory training module. If you have any queries on the following information, you can contact your State Office on 1300 883 959 to discuss further.

Click here to download the Event Assessment information guide