Date Amendment/s
October 2015 3.3.3.2 (e) Handlers’ allowed duties.
December 2015 3.5.4 (a) (viii) include minimum two PDF’s in equipment. 3.5.11 (s) & (t) 3rd Section timing reintroduced. 3.5.12 (f) One AED and two PDF’s brought into scenario area. 3.6.1 (b) Non- Bronze competitors must be able to demonstrate the use and delivery of oxygen for resuscitation and therapy. 3.6.3 (b) & (d) First Aid standards from Public Safety and Aquatic Rescue Training Manual. 3.6.3 (h) OxyViva to be supplied by teams.
August 2016 3.3.3.3 (b) Clarification that the starting signal or command is the “go” signal as defined in Section 2.19 of the SSM. 3.3.3.3 © Clarification that the after the starting signal sound the handlers may move the IRB to remain perpendicular to the wave line. 3.3.3.4 (d) Clarification of the normal crewing position by deleting reference to the IRB Training Manual. 3.3.3.4(e) Clarification that the normal patient position includes holding the pontoon lifeline rope with at least one hand. 3.3.3.4 (f) Addition of an additional point viii) permitting a momentary shift from the respective normal position of the driver crew or patient. 3.3.3.7 (b) Clarification of the Changeover tag procedure in the Mass, Teams and Relay Events. 3.3.4.3 (g) Clarification that a maximum of two team members are to maintain contact (control) with the IRB on the beach in the IRB Rescue Event.
August 2017 3.3.3.2 (b) A note to clarify that once crews are in the “set” position for the start no (further) bonus time can be requested before that race. Should IRB equipment be damaged by waves while in the set position and before the start, the Referee may, at their discretion, allow for the equipment to be replaced or quickly repaired before proceeding with the start without the loss of bonus time. 3.3.3.6 (k) A clarification that IRB teams are requested to stand away from the start/finish line when finished until all teams have completed the course. This will assist the finish judging process. 3.3.3.7 (b) This paragraph has been amended to clarify that either the incoming or outgoing competitor may affect the tag. 3.4.1, 3.5.1 & 3.6.2 The addition of a note for the Champion Lifesaver, Patrol Competition and First Aid Competitions that where Manuals or other documents are referenced the written word takes precedence over any photographs or diagrams. In addition, when words, photographs or diagrams are “silent” on process, competitors shall not be penalised for their methodology in completing required actions. 3.4.7 (i) (ii) & 3.5.11 (v) (ii) The addition of wording that clarifies that the ECC count shall be given aloud commencing with “1” then “5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30”, or any other variation starting with “1 and ending with 30”, over an approximate 20 second period. 3.5.2 (a) & 3.5.7 (a) The points allocation for the scenario tasks to be increased from 40 to 60 points to allow for more detailed scoring of this section. Total maximum points shall now be 120. 3.5.5 (c) The Open Patrol Competition draw has been reviewed and the positions clarified/re designated. 3.5.5 (c) The U17 Patrol Competition draw has been reviewed and the positions clarified/re designated. 3.5.12 (d) & (e) The Patrol Competition Scenario Task scoring for the scenario is further clarified to reflect the scenario task increase. Appendixes B & C It is clarified that Judges are not to confer on either major or minor points deductions. All judges need to have independently marked the major error for it to be accepted. Other amendments are also in the appendixes to reflect the changes to procedures.
February 2018 Appendix C , Judges Marking Sheet. – The Patrol Competition judging sheet for the live assessment section has been modified to reflect the wording in Section 3.5.5 © and (d) i.e. competitors 5 and 6 undertake the live assessment in the Open event. A note has also been added to clarify in the for the U17 event this assessment is to be undertaken by Nos 1 and 2.
May 2018 3.3.4.5 (a) A note to clarify that that the Australian Championship IRB Relay race is a mixed event consisting of two crews of males (driver and crew person) and two of females (driver and crew person). It is up to each team to decide which leg is completed by which crew.
July 2018 3.3.3.4 (f) – Addition of further wording to clarify that the crewperson does not necessarily need to be seated in an upright position at the finish of a race but must be seated and maintain three points of contact. Appendix C – Judges Marking Sheet – Additional wording to further clarify that the for the U17 Patrol Competition the No.1 position for the U17’s corresponds to the Opens No 5 position and the U17’s No 2 position corresponds to the Opens No.6 position.
April 2019 3.3.3.4 (f) (viii) and 3.3.3.6 (c) – Addition of further wording to clarify that the crewperson does not necessarily need to be seated in an upright position at the finish line but must be seated and maintain three points of contact.