Water Safety Advice For Your Business

Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the UK and Ireland's industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training for aquatic, open water, and beach operators and be recognised worldwide as an expert in lifeguarding and water safety.

We work with an impressive list of national leisure operators and partners - from hotels, spas, and competition pools to leisure centres, aqua parks and open water venues and have supported many businesses and landowners in meeting their responsibilities to water safety. 

Our trusted brand gives peace of mind to businesses and the millions of people who access the facilities and sites we support.

Qualifications and Awards

Water safety training is essential for any business with employees working on, in, or near water. Every year, we certify more than 60,000 regulated qualifications and non-regulated vocational training awards, and more lifeguards qualify with RLSS UK than any other awarding body! 


We support many large organisations and businesses with more bespoke training needs - including the cruise and holiday industries. We can adapt 'off the shelf' RLSS UK qualifications and awards to provide a solution or create new, bespoke training products or packages tailored to your business.


We are experts at delivering clear and practical consultancy support to any business, organisation or individual with liabilities to visitors and staff around water. Our consultancy work is varied, and we cover a wide range of locations across the UK. For example, in 2023, we completed projects including water safety risk assessments for indoor pools and open water venues, local authorities and private landowners who own/manage bodies of water, as well as water safety audits on the coast. 


We are also at the forefront of supporting companies in manufacturing and distributing innovative and compliant lifesaving equipment, and the RLSS UK Shop offers official uniforms and training, first aid, and safety equipment for the leisure industry and beyond.

To find out how we can help your business, contact us at [email protected].

21 August 2019
Photos provided by, left Wibit, right Just Wake

The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) has launched the UK’s first accreditation scheme for UK aqua parks, introducing a recognised and consistent safety standard, making accredited aqua parks some of the safest in the world.

RLSS UK, the UK’s leading water safety charity, worked with the UK Aqua Park Steering Group to develop the new system for the rapidly expanding sector. Since the first UK aqua park launched back in 2014, there are now more than 40 operators running parks offering family-friendly, water-based inflatable obstacle courses featuring activities from trampolines and slides to hurdles and climbing walls.

Aqua Park Cardiff, Aqua Park Rutland, Lincoln Water Park and Just Wake - Tattershall Lake Water Park, are the first parks to complete the ground-breaking accreditation process with RLSS UK and have each been awarded the Industry Approved aqua park status.

This Industry Approved status demonstrates that they have met the operational standards set out within the RLSS UK guidance and have the correct documents, procedures, staff and training in place for all sessions.

As a previously unregulated but growing sector, we have been working with RLSS UK since 2017 to develop these new standards to drive high levels of safety in aqua parks. Our parks attract people of all ages and abilities and are increasingly popular with families, so safety is absolutely paramount,” says Suzi Nightingale, Director at Just Wake - Tattershall Lake Water Park and Lincoln Water Park, founding members of the UK Aqua Park Steering Group.

Helen James, Director of the Aquaparks Group, added: “We are really proud to be leading industry standards in the UK and to announce that our sites Aqua Park Rutland and Aqua Park Cardiff have been awarded RLSS UK Approved status. Both parks have been instrumental in the design of the framework and in piloting the programme, which gives our customers the confidence they are in safe hands at our parks.”

“I’d like to thank the UK Aqua Park Steering Group and its forward-thinking operators for their invaluable assistance in developing these standards for the aqua park sector. Their knowledge, experience and drive to ensure the highest levels of safety will help secure a successful, sustainable and above all safe future for UK aqua parks and their customers,” says Helen Bowker, Commercial Manager at RLSS UK.

For more information on the RLSS UK Industry Approved Aqua Park accreditation scheme click here.