A steward is someone who is held responsible for the safety and care of spectators; they must be easily identifiable by using tabards or high visibility jackets. A marshal is someone who is held responsible for the safety and care of participants or competitors this only applies to events on the highway/road. They also must be easily identifiable by using tabards or high visibility jackets.
Please give consideration to how you will manage spectators and participants and whether there is a need for stewards/marshals at your event. If there is a requirement, the SAG will advise whether they need to hold a valid SIA licence, chapter 8 accreditation (for traffic management purposes) or Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) qualification.
If stewards or marshals are deployed the event organiser must ensure they have adequate training and/or briefing in advance of the event and provide suitable welfare on the day. This will include both verbal and written briefings where appropriate. If required to attend SAG, you may be asked to present training documents. All stewards must wear viable identification and/or display their SIA Licences. All SIA licences should be checked that they are valid before employment of each individual’s services. This can be done via the Home Office website.