RLSS UK is committed to working with research experts and academics to ensure their pool lifeguard qualification – the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) remains fit for purpose for the leisure industry, and lifeguards are trained with the right skills and knowledge to carry out their role and keep swimming pool users safe. 

RLSS UK has a strong working relationship with the University of Chichester and has carried out various projects since 2015. Over the past five years, research has focused on the effectiveness of methods for scanning and supervision and the impact of training and intervention. 

This research has prompted two changes to how RLSS UK recommends lifeguards scan a zone and the period in which they do this. The below webinar explains the research process and results that prompted two critical changes:

  • A new system for supervising pools (Natural Scan: 20) 
  • Lifeguard rotation and duration on poolside 

Click the video to watch it.

The webinar is approximately 1hr in duration

Click here for more details about the research process, results, and outcomes

Click here for more about the NPLQ qualification