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].


Dan has worked in the sector for over a decade and now runs SLS, Leisure Litigation Blog, and provides sport, leisure, and facility safety advice to several bodies in the sport, recreation, and physical activity sector.

Dan is a Director and UK representative to the International Life Saving Federation of Europe (ILSE) and sits on several assurance boards for chartered bodies, including CIMSPA, IEMA, and IOSH. He also supports his local branch of the NAS. Dan has held a variety of other part-time roles including as an archivist, doctoral research assistant, and a case manager in a legal advice clinic (Housing team).

Dan’s career began as a lifeguard and swimming teacher. Qualifying as an RLSS UK Trainer Assessor, participating in lifesaving sport at university, studying the NEBOSH Certificate part-time, and running the Approved Training Centre at his local pool, facilitated an early transition to a national lifeguarding manager role across 28 pools. After nine months, he was promoted to Head of Health and Safety with responsibility for mixed leisure portfolio of pools, theatres, live events, and community health across 50 sites in the UK.

Dan founded SLS in 2015 before moving to run the business full time in 2017, to enable the flexibility to complete a PhD in Health Science and the academic training to become a barrister. During study, Dan moved into a tutor role at BSI, with a focus initially on health, safety, quality and environmental training. Within six months, the role evolved with a new focus on the provision of facility and service management and enterprise risk management and financial crime. More recently, Dan moved into a management role within the training stream with a focus on commercial strategy and delivery.

Dan has research interests in leisure safety and the impact of inequality on health and education and maintains a busy practice as an expert witness for leisure safety.