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].

Alex started his career in leisure as a lifeguard and swimming instructor at the age of 16, working his way up through the ranks from Duty Manager, Operations Manager to General Manager. Alex worked for the RLSS UK for 11 years as the ‘Pool Programme Manager’ and finally ‘Head of Vocational Qualifications’ and was the lead author of many of their training manuals including ‘The Lifeguard’, ‘First Aid’ manuals and the ‘National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers & Coaches’. Whilst at the RLSS UK, Alex also developed the Ongoing Training and Competency Assessment Plan for Pool Lifeguards and the Pool Extraction Board (PXB) in collaboration with Ferno UK, supported the development of leisure industry guidance and had input into the HSE publication ‘Managing Health and Safety in Swimming Pools’, PAS 520 and the British and European swimming pool safety guidance ‘BS EN 15288’. Before working for the RLSS UK, Alex was the Group Lifeguarding Manager for a large leisure operator overseeing 68 pools, specialising in swimming pool safety, induction, training, written procedures and implementation of quality systems. Currently Alex is working as the Group Head of Facilities and Operational Management for a global swimming lesson company based in Exeter (Water Babies).