During May, we have been working hard and collaborating with numerous experts and other industry specialists to continue to support our qualification holders, Members, Trainers, and the Leisure industry, through the impact of COVID-19 and also to help prepare for the reopening of venues, attractions and sites. Read more

Free Online Ongoing Training for NVBLQ Holders

We are delighted to be offering free, online ongoing training for all National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification (NVBLQ) holders. This online training can be completed in the safety of your own home and will be recorded as evidence to be used when renewing your NVBLQ. Read more

RLSS UK welcomes life-like manikin manufacturer Ruth Lee Ltd as a new Water Safety Partner

The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is excited to announce that a world-leading provider of life-like manikins and training aids, Ruth Lee Ltd has become a new RLSS UK water safety partner. Read more

Fundraising round up May 2020

Since lockdown and more specifically, the temporary shutdown of the leisure industry, we, like so many other organisations, have been in a period of protection so that we can ride this wave of uncertainty. Read more

RLSS UK Guidance for operating during COVID-19

With the help of key partners, we have produced draft guidance that is being review by medical and legal experts. As soon as it is ready, we will publish it on our website and deliver webinars, as a further explanation and to offer a chance for questions. Read more


The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) would like to pay tribute to Water Babies Group CEO and Managing Director Steve Franks, who has sadly died after battling coronavirus. Read more

Ruth Lee Ltd. wins top trade award

RLSS UK is delighted to share Ruth Lee Ltd.’s story of success, as our new water safety partner for 2020 has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade. Read more

Key information - Coronavirus (COVID–19) - Updates

A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. RLSS UK TAs and Instructors are advised to follow current guidance issued by RLSS UK, the government and the NHS to manage the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19). Read more

The Operation Ouch! Awards are back and need you!

Multi-BAFTA award-winning CBBC programme, Operation Ouch! are on the lookout for medical heroes for The Ouch! Awards and would like your help to track them down. Read more

RLSS UK’s National Water Safety Management Programme included in Birmingham & Midland Marine Services Water Safety Courses

Birmingham & Midland Marine Services’ training centre in Staffordshire specialises in providing occupational water-based training to Industry in three main areas; ‘Occupational Water Safety & Rescue’, ‘Powered Safety & Rescue boat’ and ‘Commercial Workboat’ training. These courses are accredited by the Maritime & CoastGuard Agency, Outreach Rescue, Royal Life Saving Society UK, Royal Yachting Association and the Canal & River Trust. Read more

Lifeguards dive into online learning

With the closure of swimming pools, health clubs and gyms across the UK and Ireland, the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) has been quick to offer their lifeguards and customers, the opportunity to keep their knowledge and training bang up-to-date with free online learning. Read more

Royal Life Saving Society UK launch partnership with PAPYRUS Suicide Charity

Despite difficult circumstances for everyone at the moment, I am still delighted to announce our partnership with PAPYRUS Suicide Prevention Charity. Read more