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].

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"Dan has worked in the sector for over a decade and now runs the Water Incident Research Hub and provides safety advice to several bodies in the sport, recreation, and physical activity sector.

Dan is a past Director of the International Life Saving Federation of Europe (ILSE) and has sat on several assurance boards for chartered bodies, including CIMSPA, IEMA, and IOSH. He has also supported his local branch of the NAS (National Autistic Society). Dan has held various other part-time roles, including as an archivist, doctoral research assistant, and case manager in a legal advice clinic."

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 a 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 Sciences and the Bar Professional Training Course. During the study, Dan moved into a tutor role at BSI, initially focusing on health, safety, quality and environmental training. Within six months, the role evolved with a new focus on providing facility and service management, enterprise risk management, and financial crime. More recently, Dan moved into a management role within the training stream, focusing 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."