The Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) was established by the Police Reform Act 2002. This scheme allows Chief Constables to empower accredited employees of Welsh Cycling powers that have before only been available to the Police Service. CSAS marshals can now stop and direct traffic and pedestrians at Welsh Cycling sanctioned races.
All Welsh Cycling CSAS Marshals undertake training with Gwent Police who are the lead authority for the scheme. Only when they are in their distinctive high-vis uniforms can our accredited marshals use these powers, keeping our sanctioned road races safe for all involved.
There are a number of pre-requisites required to become a CSAS Marshal, it can look daunting at first but we are here to help you every step of the way. CSAS Marshals are employed by Welsh Cycling under a contract of employment in order to comply with the legislation.
Prior to attending a course, candidates would need to provide/complete the following:
- Gwent Police Vetting Check
- Welsh Cycling application forms, uniform requirements, P46, photo
Once these are completed, candidates can attend the course delivered by Gwent Police trainers. Once the course is passed, Welsh Cycling and Gwent Police will provide our marshals with:
- High Visibility uniform to be used for CSAS marshalling
- Powers Card – Identification card with unique marshal number
The CSAS Marshal training is a one day, six hour course. This training is to be undertaken yearly, unless a marshal attends more than six events in the year. In this instance the training would need to be undertaken after two years.