In my opinion, the rules should require/allow a timer to be attached to the start/end tasks, so that it is automated.
There should also be three backup human timers, and if they are used b/c the timer does not function b/c of the device, then a 20 pt penalty should be instituted.
That way, these mistakes won't happen.
-JZ Solon '12, Penn '16
2013 Helicopters PA State Supervisor