The Deputy Referee, if appointed, shall:

(a) Assist in the conduct and organisation of the competition, and in the absence of the Referee assume their authority and responsibilities.

(b) Take control of a particular area of the competition with Referee authority or be assigned to a specific role or be designated a specific authority.

(c) Be aware at all times of the safety and welfare of competitors, officials and other personnel involved in the competition and have the authority to immediately suspend wholly or in part the competition and refer that decision to the Referee.

(d) The Deputy Referee also has the authority to initiate any search and rescue actions if necessary and notify the Safety and Emergency Management Coordinator and Referee or their delegate.