The Check Starter shall:

(a) Work in conjunction with the Starter.

(b) Be appropriately positioned for the event and signal when competitors are in line and positioned and ready to start.

(c) Be responsible to recall competitors by whistle signal or other means if in their opinion the start conditions were breached or the start was unfair.

(d) If required be called upon to act as Course Judges during an event e.g. relay baton/ changeovers, equipment replacement and gear positioning in team events.

(e) In conjunction with the Starter ensure competitors, Duty Boats, judge(s), equipment and Patients (in IRB events) are correctly positioned before starting the event.

(f) 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/or the Area Risk and Response Officer. 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.