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

Launch of partnership as fears grow for drowning increase in the UK

Launch of partnership with Child Bereavement UK as fears grow for drowning increase in the UK Read more

Luisa Petta using her lifesaving skills at the frontline of fighting Covid-19

RLSS UK member Luisa Petta, has been using the skills she learnt as a lifeguard in the fight against COVID-19. Read more

The Royal Life Saving Society UK and the Black Swimming Association stand together, committed to positive change

Earlier this year, the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) Board of Trustees defined their purpose as ‘to enhance communities, so that everyone can enjoy being in, on or near water, safely – because every life is worth saving’. 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With the help of key partners, we have produced draft guidance that is being review by medical and legal experts.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

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