Water Safety Personnel shall:

(a) Act under the supervision of the Water Safety Coordinator and in emergencies the Safety and Emergency Management Coordinator and/or Area Risk and Response Officer.

(b) Be positioned on the beach and in the water as directed by the Water Safety Coordinator.

(c) Bring to the attention of the Water Safety Coordinator any concerns regarding the level of water safety at a particular time.

(d) Be responsible for the safety of competition in their appointed water area.

(e) Under the direction of the Water Safety Coordinator assist other areas if required.

(g) In all competition 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 Water Safety Coordinator 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.