Physical Requirements

physical requirements of road marshal role

Physical Requirements for Your Role

RMs have a duty of care and must be road safety aware at all times.

• be appropriately attired to control traffic at the event, by wearing a conforming orange fluorescent safety vest and enclosed shoes
• not perform traffic control duties while fatigued, or adversely affected by a substance or medication causing mental or physical impairment
• maintain a ‘zero percent’ blood/alcohol concentration while performing traffic control duties
• have a 15-minute break after two hours of traffic control duties


On event day you need to alert, aware and fully in the moment. Accidents can occur at any moment, and part of your role is to prevent accidents from occurring. We require good vision at all distances, excellent hearing, and the ability to communicate well with other volunteers, participants and the public.