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 started his career in the leisure industry in the early 1990s, progressing to running facilities such as public pools; hotel leisure clubs; 50-metre swimming pools; water parks; and finally, a National Stadium.

After leaving facility management in 2009, he became a registered Chartered Health and Safety Practitioner working in sport and leisure.

He gained valuable insight into all aspects of the industry, and extensive knowledge and expertise across the sector. He has a particular interest in swimming pools; plant rooms; and the lifeguarding and supervision of swimming pools and open water.

In more recent years he has been involved in several publications in the UK: and course development for several awarding bodies in the UK and Commonwealth. He was instrumental in the creation of the National Pool Supervisor Qualification (NPSQ).

He is also co-author and editor of several pool plant manuals and publications. Now, working on plant room specifications for several large operators for new builds; refurbishment work; and problems solving for pools, his work has taken him all over the world, including pools in Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East.As a registered RLSS UK National Trainer Assessor (NTA) he is passionate about the safe supervision of swimming pools; open water; and drowning prevention.