The Water Safety Coordinator, if appointed, shall:
(a) Act under the supervision of the Referee and in emergencies the Safety and Emergency Management Coordinator and/or Area Risk and Response Officer.
(b) Be responsible for the safety of competition while water events are in progress.
(c) Supervise and roster water safety personnel.
(d) Co-ordinate the positioning of rescue craft and water safety personnel.
(e) Bring to the attention of the Safety and Emergency Management Coordinator any concerns regarding the level of water safety.
(f) In IRB competition (if appointed) maintain safety for crews and patients in conjunction with the Safety and Emergency Management Coordinator.
(g) In all competitions ensure that water safety meets the prescribed and assessed requirements.
(h) 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 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.