The ability of Motorcycling Western Australia club members to enjoy access to their home track (subject to club policies) is unique in Australia.
WA leads the nation and is the only state where a clear and robust mechanism allows members 24/7 access while properly managing risk and providing important insurance coverage.
MWA believes that clubs are best placed to manage their own venue and encourages all activity. Bums on seats means healthy clubs.
Since 2006 when the Permitted Practice policy was implemented several reviews have taken place, and, following recent feedback from clubs and riding members we once again have made some changes.
Effective straight away are the following:
1. It will now no longer be compulsory to have a First Aid qualification to be issued with a Practice Supervisor (PS) licence. The minimum required to supervise will remain PS, and of course Stewards/Referees, Clerks of Course and coaches are all still able to supervise.
2. While MWA recommends that a first aid qualified person is on site at all times, the minimum requirement will be if there are 10 or less people on the track at any one time, the minimum emergency procedure will be access to a working mobile phone (or landline), a first aid kit, and the contact numbers for emergency including club committee contact.
More than 10 people on the track at any one time will require a qualified first aid person to be present.
3. Minimum supervising requirements still apply ie 1 to 5 ratio for PS qualified officials.
We believe our clubs are best placed on what will work best at their club, including whether to adopt this minimum, or a more comprehensive procedure. Check with your club what your practice rules are.
The ability to open our clubs to members to is unique to WA, no other state in Australia allows clubs to be available to members in this way.
It is essential that the process adopted by your home club is respected and followed, including riders and officials to be signed on to ensure this privilege remains.