Instilling a culture of safety is a value that every individual in the FIRST community must embrace as we pursue FIRST’s mission and vision. FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) has adopted safety as a core value and has established the framework for safety leadership in all aspects of the program.

FIRST believes that the teams who take the lead in developing safety programs and policies have a positive and lasting impact on each team member, Mentor, their communities, and their present and future work places. FIRST recognizes the teams that demonstrate safety throughout their programs and are truly committed to developing and nurturing a safety culture.

Read more about our safety resources below:

Safety Manual

To help teams understand and implement safe practices, the 2015 FIRST Safety Manual provides information on the FIRST Safety Awareness and Recognition Program. 

Safety Animation

The 2015 Safety Animation Award theme is Safety Superheroes.  The winning videos are shown below.  Thank you to all 198 teams who participated and congratulations to the winners!

1st PLACE: FRC Team 133, B.E.R.T. from Standish, Maine, USA


Team 2473, Goldstrikers from Cupertino, California, USA

Team 2574, RoboHuskie from St. Anthony, Minnesota, USA

UL Safety Smart Ambassador Training

Become a Safety Smart Ambassador and help UL teach children to manage themselves and their surroundings as safely as possible through the Safety Smart Program.  In this tutorial, Bill Nye the Science Guy will teach FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) students how to educate, engage and empower young children to practice safe, healthy and environmentally responsible behavior.  FRC students will be introduced to the Wild About Safety DVD series of animated stories, user-friendly ambassador guides, and fun activities.  Bill will explain how to share reassuring, clear and confidence building messages, why the Safety Smart Ambassador program is important, where to find the materials, and how to conduct a Safety Smart event.  Check out the tutorial, become a UL Safety Smart Ambassador, be a part of helping children make the right choices and decisions regarding public health, safety and environmental stewardship, it’s easy and fun. To register, please visit: