(a) To signal the start and completion of rounds, a system of either siren/whistle and/or green flag raised shall be used. Competitors shall be briefed as to what system will be used prior to the commencement of any event.

(b) In all competitions a combination of audible and/or visual signals shall be used to signal:

  • (i) The start of heats or rounds – one blast of siren/whistle and green flag raised.
  • (ii) A 5-minute warning prior to the end of a round – green flag lowered and yellow flag raised.
  • (iii) The finish of a round – two blasts of siren/whistle and no flag raised.