The Medical/First Aid Coordinator, if appointed, Act under the supervision of the Referee and in emergencies the Safety and Emergency Management Coordinator and/or Area Risk and Response Officer.
(a) Be appropriately qualified to undertake the role required given the nature of the competition being conducted and the resources available.
(b) Be responsible for the organisation and operation of the competition medical/first aid service.
(c) Where required, assess the physical and psychological fitness of any competitor to compete and ensure through the Referee that an unfit competitor does not compete.
(d) Acquaint the Referee with any medical decisions that may affect the conduct of the competition.
(e) Be aware of the plan developed by the Organising Committee for the evacuation of casualties and other persons in the event of a serious accident or other incident or implications relating to the safety of competitors, officials, assisting personnel and/or the public.
(f) Direct the deployment of first aid posts and other medical services and supplies including medical/first aid personnel at the competition venue(s).
(g) Be available through communication and be located in such a position to assist or direct medical or first aid specialists to any medical or first aid incident.
(h) Provide a report and recommendations to the Referee or the relevant SLSA authority on the conduct of the medical/first aid section.
(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/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.