Situations That Need Intervention – Safety

kaminifaceimage101613aBy Kamini Kandica Abdool

Motorsports include racing cars, several kinds, and motorbikes also several kinds. The overall system just described has a role and the function of it is to keep the rules and regulations as well as guidelines to take part in those types of sporting event.

This may seem redundant and was probably previously discussed but is still important for change to occur and with resolution as the end result.  Actually redundancy is important in technology and in public safety.  Redundancy in technology is defined as a way to foolproof your network setup.  It works with an identical or other identically setup for function computers that you can use in the event the one you’re using fails.

Based on a switch-on/ switch-off method this system really works and has been for a long time. The theory is:

“Without redundancy, the system downtime depends on how quickly you can:

1.      Detect the failure.
2.      Diagnose the problem.
3.      Repair or replace the failed part of the system.
4.      Return the system to full operational status.”  (National Instruments)

Cost is sometimes a factor but the importance is the reliability.  Keeping all the mediations, interventions, litigation, and arbitration, in mind, we can look to redundancy as an important concept in comparison for making things work.

When public safety is compromised all of the above is important and important is also to have a fail-over disaster recovery system in place.  These systems not necessarily described as redundancy systems but might also be referenced as com-pliancy journals or competency booklets are important to recognize the function of a particular segment of the overall scope of the business or venue.

Important are:

  1.    Safety
  2.    Reliability
  3.    Sufficiency
  4.    Sustainability

When someone’s safety is compromised, it is ethical to consider mediation.  I went to a race in Dover and an accident occurred, a fan in the stands fell over 6 flights of stairs and was severely bruised.  How that was resolved, I don’t know but I do know that that may have been a situation that required mediation, or it might have led to litigation (that’s where the lawyers get involved). Keeping in place the responsibilities of the venue, gives proper decision making authority to someone that can mediate that type of situation, can make a decision about what should be ensued and what can be compensated – an intermediary role per-say.

Here the requests are:

  1.    Acknowledgement
  2.    Acceptance
  3.    Responsibility

And the courtesy would reciprocity but professionally through mediation, arbitration, or litigation.

Recently, in sports there have been many situations that have required intervention not mediation.  Examples are recent (2013) deregulated players from FIFA; disqualified drivers in NASCAR, drivers that received penalties in F1, and football player that have been suspended for technical fouling. Public safety is again one of the factors when these issues occurs. These though, are other situations that compromised safety and the intervention came as a call from the referee  made with reference to the type of offense as described in maybe a competency booklet or rule-book.

Penalties issued by:

  1.    Finding
  2.    Fouling
  3.    Penalizing

Another compromise to safety is a violation and tends to be present at the venue.  It might have even been the violation that compromised a fan’s safety that caused a fall, or that missed the mark but wasn’t fixed on the track before the race and it caused a lift, a height, or sway. Who is it then that makes the call on these situations that shouldn’t be mediated or arbitrated but required to be fixed?  Here’s because it’s the venue, it becomes the inspector.

Parts of the whole system:

Regulatory Body (Rules, Regulations, and Guidelines Issuer)

  1.     The actual place and space for use venue
  2.     The crowd venue
  3.     The Showcase (cars, performers, athletes, teams,trainers, managers, team leaders)
  4.     The Recoverers (The Investigators, Mediators, Compliance Officers, Arbitrators, Litigators, and Inspectors)


1.     Redundant Systems Basic Concepts;; Jan 11, 2008

2.     FIFA For the Game For the World; Law12 Fouls and Misconduct (Part1 – Fouls);; 2004

3.    Plans, C; Redundancy – Public Safety – Federal Communications Commission; 2008



About kaminikandicaabdool

BA in Sociology - Temple University - December 2009 Microsoft Small Business Certificate - 2006 Current Endeavors - Volunteer at the World Tribute Center; Employee at Home Depot and Path Mark Against ANY KIND of terrorism, I don't smoke and I don't use non-prescription narcotics just the regular over-the-counter kind!!!!
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