Instilling a culture of safety

is a value that every individual in the FIRST community must embrace as we pursue FIRST’s mission and vision.

FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) has adopted safety as a core value and has established the framework for safety leadership in all aspects of the program. FIRST believes that the teams who take the lead in developing safety programs and policies have a positive and lasting impact on each team member, Mentor, their communities, and their present and future work places. FIRST recognizes the teams that demonstrate safety throughout their programs and are truly committed to developing and nurturing a safety culture.

Read more about our safety resources below:

Safety, Safety, Safety

Written by Frank Merrick.

Before the craziness of build season starts (Saturday!) please take a moment to think ‘Safety’. Take a few minutes to look around your build space. See any tripping hazards? Are appropriate equipment guards in place? Do you have a first aid kit available, and plenty of safety glasses for everyone? Now is the time to check, before you get so engaged with the season you forget! The Safety Manual has just been updated for the 2017. You can find it here. Please read it, and make sure your fellow team members do as well. Also, we are pleased to announce the winner and runners-up of the 2017 Safety Animation Award sponsored by UL!

The winner is FIRST Robotics Competition Team 3691, The RoboRaiders, from Northfield, Minnesota, USA. In addition to being presented with a trophy, their animation will be shown all through the season at events. Check it out: