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    Posted: March.01.2011 at 9:04pm
What Do You Think?
This is the place to share your thoughts about our own behavior and ideas
for improvement.

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Wrong place for what I posted.

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I have a question about this. IS there where to discuss experiencces and how to deal with certain behaviors or is this more general than that?
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This is a thread to discuss our attitude and behavior so the answer is
a qualified "yes". More information about this topic will be in the next
Stewards Notes covering the Stewards Roundtables held during the
Convention.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote goldwngbob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March.16.2011 at 11:20am

It is my experience to allow the drive a chance to cool down a bit before confronting them with an issue. Also if we see something happening that could be an issue, it is our responsibility to bring it to their attention before it becomes a bigger issue. The idea is to be user friendly.

I have talked to drivers who have been black flagged for sound, as my roll at black flag and have gone to see them after they come off the track to see what can be done to fix the problem ( was DA of sound in SOPAC) and many are very receptive of our concern to help them. Maybe we just need to talk to our drivers about any issue they have ( like and open door policy to hear them out during the event)

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I think this is more a topic about difficult stewards. I believe we all know one or two within our divisions.

I know of one that it is his way or the highway. The track has even asked that we not assign him. He refuses an SM assignment even though he brings a driver's perspective. He is not up on the latest procedures. He keeps a National Lisence although from his performance I would not want him to Chief a National Race.

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What about when an incident (contact) is called in, report written, and steward decides that if the drivers were OK with the incident he will do nothing.  I like the view of vintage bodies.  Avoidable contact is punished.  Failure to do so opens the door to further contact by the offending party.
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Each incident deserves attention - some are more serious than others.
Serious incidents where fault can be determined almost always result in an
action and penalty.

But if it is an "no fault" racing type, a Steward might take no action after
talking to both drivers and reading the report(s). Some discretion is
necessary to keep it fair.
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Originally posted by Hewlet Hewlet wrote:

I'm not a steward, but was always interested how do you
cope with stress or some emotional disbalance while on flight? Thank you
for responses if any. 


I'm thinking you mean a flight attendant type of steward...but dealing with
stress in Race Control during an emergency is a lot like flying an airplane.

95% or more of a pilot's flight deck duty is routine - managing minor issues
while keeping the plane flying. Where they earn the big bucks is the 5% of
the time when all heck breaks loose.

Sitting in Race Control is a lot like that. When an emergency on the track
happens, a Steward needs to have practiced handling the stress so s/he can
keep the focus on what's critical to solving the matter safely.

Maintaining situational awareness and having mental solutions ready for
instant application reduces the stress - good reactions also keeps everyone
safe while the incident is handled by all the people who are on the ground
(F&C, Emergency Services, Medical, etc).


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