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].

Gwilym first engaged with the RLSS UK when he qualified as a Pool Lifeguard at 16-years-of-age. Over the next few years, he became a Beach Lifeguard and progressed to Trainer Assessor and National Trainer Assessor whilst working at swimming pools and on beaches for a local council. After a brief career as a Police Officer, he started working in the outdoor sector in 2007, which has been his focus since.

He has worked as Head of Outdoor Education at an independent school and taught Outdoor Education and Public Services courses at further and higher education levels. Gwilym provides bespoke tuition and instructor training courses to prepare new instructors for a career in the outdoors. Equally happy up a mountain or on the water, Gwilym is still an active provider of RLSS UK National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification (NVBLQ) courses and Trainer Assessor (TA) courses (as well as holding qualifications in climbing, mountaineering, kayaking, canoeing, diving, and mountain biking). He currently undertakes AALA inspections on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive and acts as a Technical Advisor to schools, colleges and centres.