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].

The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is a provider of water safety and rescue services, at a wide range of open water events. RLSS UK Event Safety is committed to providing high quality, effective water safety and rescue services, that make the best use of our army of fully-qualified volunteers.

Our best practice means keeping costs to a minimum. In turn, this means we can invest in equipment and training to support our Volunteer Lifeguard Units, throughout the year.

There will be a huge range of exciting volunteering opportunities throughout 2022. Below is a selection of the events and festivals that we are looking for lifeguards to support at: 

Nottingham City Regatta  21 May 
Nottingham Masters Regatta  22 May 
Great North Swim  10 - 12 June 
Great East Swim  1June 
Henley Royal Regatta Qualifiers  24 June
Henley Royal Regatta  28 June - 3 July 
ALSO Festival  8 - 10 July 
NUH Dragon Boats  9 & 10 July 
BDA Race Day  17 July 
Secret Garden Party 21 - 24 July 
Wilderness Festival  4 - 7 August 
Lost Village Festival  26 - 27 August 
Greenfingers Dragon Boats Charity Event  4 September 
Detonate Festival 
25 September 
BDA Nationals 
17 and 18 September
Nottingham Autumn Head 
16 October

To ensure effective and efficient operations we need a mix of volunteers to:

  1. Provide safety cover: lifeguards, kayakers, powerboat helms, first aiders
  2. Provide welfare support: cater for the crew, look after kit and general team welfare support

At times you will be based on the land, at other times on the water but, you will never be asked to perform a task you are not trained to do. Wherever possible, we will coordinate training to support your ongoing development.

Each event is different, but if you are signed up to join the team, you will be given detailed instructions explaining the role and support you can expect (travel and subsistence etc.).

To help us find the best events for you, please complete the form below that applies to you.

I am a RLSS UK Member

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