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].

Ian has extensive knowledge in the pool plant and leisure industry, working in swimming pool operations, in a variety of junior and senior management roles, and pool consultancy for more than 50 years. He's also been heavily involved in lifesaving, managing Lifesaving teams in various national competitions. He was awarded the Distinction Award in Lifesaving in 1970.

Since 1990, he has been employed as an independent consultant, offering advice in all aspects of pool technical installations and water chemistry problems and does this alongside being a Tutor for ISRM. He has represented ISRM on various projects and presentations throughout the UK and Europe and also assisted in the production of manuals and course specification as well as having been president Midlands region ISRM in 1994, being awarded the highest institute award in 2006 - the F.R. Botham Award.

He has 21 years’ experience of managed facilities and departments in Local Authorities and has also worked in Hong Kong, Europe, and the Middle East. Ian is also a member of The Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG) Council.