Water Safety Advice For Your Business

Established more than 130 years ago, RLSS UK is recognised worldwide as an expert in lifeguarding and water safety. 

Every year we certify more than 60,000 regulated qualifications and non-regulated vocational training awards, and more lifeguards qualify with us than with any other awarding body! Why? Because we're at the cutting edge of water safety, lifesaving, lifeguarding, and life support skills. We rigorously review our qualifications, and we sit on many industry panels to evolve and develop national safety standards. We are also at the forefront of supporting companies to manufacture and distribute innovative and compliant lifesaving equipment, and the RLSS UK Shop offers official uniform and training, First Aid, and safety equipment for the leisure industry.

We work with an impressive list of national leisure providers and partners - ranging from hotels, spas, and competition pools to leisure centres and aqua parks. We develop bespoke training services for many sectors - including the cruise and holiday industries and are experts at delivering clear and practical consultancy support to any business or individual with liabilities to visitors and staff around water, including events, construction, and outdoor recreation.

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

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).