The Referee Steward, if appointed, shall:
(a) Act under the supervision of the Referee.
(b) Be responsible for the overall manual and electronic record keeping of all competition events and point scores.
(c) Arrange for the supply and distribution of result cards and the necessary stationary to conduct events.
(d) Supervise the recording procedures as required for the conduct of the competition, and may allocate Recorders to Sectional Referees.
(e) Supervise the collection of results from each section.
(f) Supervise draws for rounds, quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals as required by the Sectional Referee.
(g) In the case of events where judges utilise marking sheets to determine the result of an event e.g. March Past, R&R, Board Riding and Life Saving events the Referee Steward shall liaise with the Sectional Referee to determine a result in instances of any compilation errors.
(h) Liaise with media regarding results.
(i) Be aware at all times of the safety and welfare of competitors, officials and other personnel involved in the competition and immediately report any concerns to the Referee or their delegate and the Safety and Emergency Management Coordinator. If the matter is a catastrophic event the official may order an immediate suspension of competition in their area and immediately escalate the matter to the Referee and/or their Area Referee and/or the SEMC.