All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the Pit area.
Be aware of apparel and hair safety issues while working on your robot. Sandals, open-toed shoes, and Crocs are not allowed in the Pits, fields, or other team work areas. Wear relaxed, fun and appropriate clothing; remember, you represent your team and FIRST.
Body paint in lieu of clothes is not appropriate. Bathing suits and other revealing clothes are not appropriate. Mascots
Please keep safety in mind and make sure that mascot and team costumes are safe for the wearer as to vision and movement and are comfortable and cool enough to prevent fainting and dehydration. Mascots are not allowed on the playing field. Medical IncidentsFIRST
requires that physical injuries and medical problems, however slight, be documented and reported to the party conducting the event or his or her designee and to FIRST
Headquarters within 48 hours of the occurrence. Medical Incident forms may be obtained at any Pit Admin. FIRST
requires that all safety concerns and non-medical incidents be reported to the party conducting the event and to FIRST
Headquarters within 48 hours Non-Medical Incident forms may be found at any Pit Admin. Non-Medical Incidents
Non-Medical Incident forms may be found at any Pit Admin.
NEW! Non-Medical Online Reporting Form
- This form can be used for any concern ranging from or related to volunteer issues, venue issues, Code of Conduct issues, or Youth Protection issues. Read more about it here. Safety Glasses
Safety Glasses are required to be worn by everyone while in the FIRST
Robotics Competition and FIRST
Tech Challenge Pit Area. Safety Glasses are available for spectators at the major Pit Entrances for these programs, but teams should plan to bring their own.Security
Be sure to keep valuable items with you at all times or placed in a lockable compartment in your Pit station. FIRST
and the George R. Brown Convention Center do not guarantee security of personal items. We strongly recommend that you do not leave behind valuable items in your Pits at any time, such as personal computers, cell phones, cameras, etc. You can report any lost items to the Event Information Desk (see Lost and Found)