Open Water Swimming - Safety Guide

For many, the transition from pool to open water can be a daunting one, but with some simple safety steps the delights of the great outdoors are closer than you think. Read more

Summer Water Safety

Every year people drown both at home and on holiday because they don’t take simple precautions, so reaching people with water safety messages is vital. Read more

The Water Safety Code

Over the past 12 months, we have been working closely with Swim England and RNLI to influence stronger and more collaborative messaging across the UK and Ireland. Read more

Open Water Safety

Around 85% of accidental drownings occur at open water sites. Many of these drownings occur due to a lack of knowledge and understanding of open water safety. Read more

Do's, Don't and the Dangers of Open Water

Everything you need to know about keeping safe near open water and what to do If someone is in difficulty in the water. Read more

Cold water shock – the facts

The term ‘cold water shock’ refers to a range of natural reactions that our bodies take to protect us when we enter cold water (although these reactions can sometimes work against us). And with cold water being anything from approximately the temperature of a swimming pool and below, we are not just talking about icy cold water here. Read more

Winter Water Safety

In winter, children and pets are particularly at risk when tempted to play on the ice formed on open water, and adults can find themselves at risk in attempting to save them. Read more

Water Safety at Home

Make sure that you and your loved-ones are not counted in next year’s drowning figures by following our guide to water safety at home. Read more

Water Safety on Holiday

Each year UK citizens drown on holiday abroad so being aware of the basic principles of water safety on holiday, combined with knowledge and understanding of the hazards, can increase enjoyment and significantly reduce the number of deaths each year. Read more

Water Safety in a Flood

More than 12% of the UK population live in areas at risk of flooding from rivers or the sea which can cause drowning. However, through flood safety education and knowing what to do before, during and after flooding, many of these drownings are preventable. Read more

Water Safety at the Beach

Over 700 people drown in the UK and Ireland every year and many more suffer injury, some life-changing, through non-fatal experiences. More people die from drowning in the UK and Ireland than from domestic fires or cycling accidents. Read more

Water Safety in Swimming Pools

More UK children die in pools while abroad on holiday than in pools in the UK. Make sure you and others are safe in swimming pools in the UK and abroad. Read more

Water Safety in Residential Swimming Pools

More than 700 people drown in the UK and Ireland EVERY YEAR and many more have non-fatal experiences, sometimes suffering life-changing injuries. Read more

Water Safety Advice for Anglers

Although angling can seem like a harmless activity, the dangers that large bodies of water pose should always be considered before grabbing your line. Read more

Local Water Safety Plans

RLSS UK are excited to launch its ‘Practical guide to setting up a Water Safety Action Group and designing a local Water Safety Plan.’ Read more

How to rescue someone from drowning

Most people won’t just stand by and do nothing while someone’s in trouble in the water. On a lifeguarded beach, in an emergency, you’d alert the lifeguards. But what do you do out of season or on holiday when there are no lifeguards and someone’s drowning? Read more