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SEAOA CONFERENCE 2010

       PRESENTERS
       PAUL RUTTER
2009 “OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR”
           AND
       MIKE OAKLEY

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       Clerk of Course - Field
    What does the rule book say?
1. The Clerks of Course (Field) with the
   Field Referee shall ensure that all
   markings are correct as required by the
   Rules for Competition, that the take-off
   boards are clean and firm and landing
   areas ready for use.
2. The Clerks shall ensure that all
   equipment necessary for maintaining
   runways, circles and landing areas is in
   a fit state for competition.
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    What does the rule book say?
3. The Clerks shall ensure that brooms,
   rakes, rollers, etc. are available as
   required and that judges are provided
   with marking spikes and tapes as
   necessary.
4. They are responsible for the provision
   of implements for practice and
   competition and must see that all
   implements are removed from the site
   of the event as soon as the competition
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      Clerk of Course - Field

        WHO IS MY BOSS


  Local Meetings - Field Referee

Other Meetings - Technical Manager



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                  Who‟s Who

                   TECHNICAL MANAGER




Clerk of Course     Clerk of Course    Clerk of Course
    (Field 1)           (Field 2)          (Track)

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       The Team
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     BEFORE THE MEETING
• Do you need to visit the stadium before the
  day?
• Obtain a timetable
• Obtain a Track plan of the Stadium
• Contact your chief to ascertain when you
  should report to the stadium
• Plan your day
• What equipment is required?
• When is it required?
• What equipment can I set up before the
  meeting starts?                               7
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    On the day of the meeting
•   Arrive early
•   Report to administration
•   Report to your Chief
•   Locate equipment store
•   Be alert, keep safe

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  On the day of the meeting


• Walk the Stadium
• Familiarise yourself with event sites




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               Ground Staff

•   What are they going to do?
•   Are they experienced?
•   Do they have a ladder or a cherry picker?
•   Where can they be found during the
    meeting?
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          INITIAL CHECKS

• Are Stadium Markings correct according to
  the rules?
• Are throwing cages SAFE to use?
• Are take off boards and throwing areas
  CLEAN AND SAFE?
• Are landing areas SAFE AND READY TO
  USE?

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       EQUIPMENT CHECK

• Is ancillary equipment AVAILABLE?
  (i.e. Rakes, Brooms, etc.)
• Is measuring EQUIPMENT (Tapes etc.)
  AVAILABLE
• Is there EDM? If so WHO is setting it up?

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          IMPLEMENTS
• Have all implements to be used in the
  competition been CHECKED AND ARE
  THEY COMPETITION LEGAL (Technical
  Manager‟s Duty if appointed) in
  conjunction with the Field Referee?
• Ensure that ALL IMPLEMENTS ARE TAKEN
  OUT before the competition AND
  REMOVED as soon as it is completed.
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        During the meeting
• Ensure all equipment is in the correct place

• Ensure event leaders have all they need to
  run the event

• Monitor equipment remains safe to use

• Be aware of any health and safety issues

• Check event sites are clear of all debris

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    POLE VAULT – CHECK (1)

•Stands in good working order
•Safe and securely fastened landing area
•Spike proof wear cover in good condition
•Bars in good condition
•Runway in good condition
•Box clean and stable

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   POLE VAULT – CHECK (2)
• No hard surfaces or objects within 5m to the
  front and sides and 7m to the rear of landing
  area as measured from the centre of the back of
  the box. Any hard surface should be covered
  with an impact absorbing material to a critical
  fall height of 1.5m
• That if the landing are is supported on pallets,
  the sides of the pallets facing the run up are
  blanked off.
• That supporting pallets do not protrude beyond
  the edges of the landing area
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       POLE VAULT – SUPPLY
•Bars
•Winding handles
•Runway markers
•Scoreboard, securing pegs or weights
•Time clock
•Windsock
•Calibrating device
•Red and white flags
•Bar lifters
•Brush or 'squeegee„
•Vault pole rack

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     HIGH JUMP – CHECK (1)
• Stands in good working order
• Safe and securely fastened landing area
• Spike proof wear cover in good condition
• Bars in good condition
• Run up fan in good condition
• Kerbing - if removed - safely stored

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        HIGH JUMP – CHECK (2)
• No hard surfaces or objects within 2m of sides
  and rear of landing area. Any hard surface
  should be covered with an impact absorbing
  material to a critical fall height of 1.5m

• That if the landing are is supported on pallets,
  the sides of the pallets facing the run up are
  blanked off.

• That supporting pallets do not protrude beyond
  the edges of the landing area
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             HIGH JUMP – SUPPLY
• Bars
• Runway markers
• Scoreboard, securing pegs or weights
• Time clock
• Windsock
• Calibrating device
• Red, white and yellow flags
• Set of steps or stable platform for officials on 'stand'
  duty or bar lifters
• Brush or 'squeegee„
• Secured white tape (5cm wide) from 3m outside each
  stand along the plane of the nearer edge of the stands
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          Clerk of Course - Field
           LONG JUMP - CHECK
• Landing pit well dug (not compacted)
• No dangerous extraneous material in pit
• Runway in good condition
• Firm, stable, take off and insert cover board(s)
• No hard obstruction within 12m from centre of
  take off board. If not so - then arrange for
  impact absorbing material to be attached to
  the obstruction
• Edges of landing pit are lined with plastic or
  rubber
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        LONG JUMP – SUPPLY (1)
• No jump plasticine indicator inserts and extra
  plasticine
• Rakes
• Brush
• Roller
• Measuring tape
• Spike
• Scoreboard, securing pegs or weights
• Time clock - 'weighted down‟
• Windsock
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          LONG JUMP – SUPPLY (2)
•   Runway markers
•   Wind gauge @ 20m <=2m from runway
•   Marker for 40m wind gauge start point
•   Set of red and white flags for wind gauge
    operator
•   Distance marker for side of landing pit
•   Watering can and water
•   Set of red and white flags
•   Secured dividing tape for double pit

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          Clerk of Course - Field
           TRIPLE JUMP - CHECK
• Landing pit well dug (not compacted)
• No dangerous extraneous material in pit
• Runway in good condition
• Firm, stable, take off and insert cover board(s)
• No hard obstruction within 23m from centre of
  13m take off board. If not so - then arrange for
  impact absorbing material to be attached to
  the obstruction
• Edges of landing pit are lined with plastic or
  rubber
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        TRIPLE JUMP – SUPPLY (1)
• No jump plasticine indicator inserts and extra
  plasticine
• Rakes
• Brush
• Roller
• Measuring tape
• Spike
• Scoreboard, securing pegs or weights
• Time clock - 'weighted down‟
• Windsock
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         TRIPLE JUMP – SUPPLY (2)
•   Runway markers
•   Wind gauge @ 20m <=2m from runway
•   Marker for 35m wind gauge start point
•   Set of red and white flags for wind gauge
    operator
•   Distance marker for side of landing pit
•   Watering can and water
•   Set of red and white flags
•   Secured dividing tape for double pit
•   Board lifters
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                  Wind Gauge
• Set up 20m from take off board

• 1.22m above level of runway

• Not more than 2m from runway

• Cone 40m from Take Off Board (Long Jump) or
  35m (Triple Jump)

• Automatic gauges may appear to have been set
  up. Check


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           Clerk of Course - Field
            SHOT PUTT - CHECK
•   Sector 34.92º
•   Flags at ends of sector lines
•   Sector - no depressions or bumps
•   Stop board - undamaged
•   Circle centre spot- identified
•   Circle surface - undamaged
•   Circle rim - undamaged
•   Circle centre extension lines
•   Safety ropes
•   Distance arc lines
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          SHOT PUTT – SUPPLY (1)

•   Brush
•   Footmat
•   Measuring tape
•   Spike
•   Cleaning cloth
•   Shots
•   Implement rack


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          SHOT PUTT – SUPPLY (2)


•   Time clock, securing pegs or weights
•   Scoreboard, securing pegs or weights
•   Calcium carbonate powder
•   Red and white flags
•   Distance markers




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           Clerk of Course - Field
               DISCUS - CHECK
•   Sector 34.92º
•   Flags at ends of sector lines
•   Sector - no depressions or bumps
•   Circle centre spot- identified
•   Circle surface - undamaged
•   Circle rim - undamaged
•   Circle centre extension lines
•   Safety ropes
•   Distance arc lines
•   Cage condition
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             DISCUS – SUPPLY (1)

•   Brush
•   Footmat
•   Measuring tape
•   Spike
•   Cleaning cloth
•   Discoi
•   Implement rack


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             DISCUS – SUPPLY (2)


•   Time clock, securing pegs or weights
•   Scoreboard, securing pegs or weights
•   Warning horn
•   Red and white flags
•   Distance markers




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           Clerk of Course - Field
              HAMMER - CHECK
•   Sector 34.92º
•   Flags at ends of sector lines
•   Sector - no depressions or bumps
•   Circle centre spot- identified
•   Circle surface - undamaged
•   Circle rim - undamaged
•   Circle centre extension lines
•   Safety ropes
•   Distance arc lines
•   Cage condition
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        Problem Areas
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            HAMMER – SUPPLY (1)

•   Brush
•   Footmat
•   Measuring tape
•   Spike
•   Cleaning cloth
•   Hammers
•   Implement rack


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            HAMMER – SUPPLY (2)


•   Time clock, securing pegs or weights
•   Scoreboard, securing pegs or weights
•   Warning horn
•   Red and white flags
•   Distance markers




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           Clerk of Course - Field
               JAVELIN - CHECK

•   Sector 29º
•   Flags at ends of sector lines
•   Sector - no depressions or bumps
•   Arc centre spot (8m) - identified
•   Runway - undamaged
•   Runway extension lines
•   4 metre box identified
•   Safety ropes
•   Distance arc lines
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            JAVELIN – SUPPLY (1)

•   Brush
•   Measuring tape
•   Spike
•   Cleaning cloth
•   Javelins
•   Implement rack



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           Clerk of Course - Field
            JAVELIN – SUPPLY (2)

•   Time clock, securing pegs or weights
•   Scoreboard, securing pegs or weights
•   Warning horn
•   Red and white flags x 2
•   Distance markers
•   Yellow flag



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    Useful Personal Equipment

•   Hammer               Small spirit level
•   Screwdrivers         Rubbish sacks
•   Allen keys           Tape measure
•   WD40                 Weight crib sheet
•   Adjustable spanner   Wedges
•   Plasticine           Insulating Tape
•   Staple Gun           Stanley Knife
•   Pliers               Cable Ties
•   String               Chalk Sticks
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                   Tips


• Don‟t leave things to the last minute
• Trust no one – it is your responsibility



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THANK YOU AND FAREWELL

   TIME TO CHILL OUT




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