The Communications 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) Ensure effective radio communication is maintained to all senior officials and IRB’s including Organising Committee members, Safety, Medical and workforce personnel for the duration of the competition.

(c) In conjunction with the Referee or the relevant SLSA authority, agree on the required quantity and type of radio equipment required for the competition.

(d) Supervise the central control centre including the issue and maintenance and return of radio equipment.

(e) Publish a list of calls signs/frequencies and radio procedures for the competition.

(f) Provide reports and recommendations to the Referee or relevant SLSA authority on the conduct of the section.

(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.