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].

Local authorities play a vital role in protecting, maintaining, and improving local outdoor spaces and creating new areas of open space to improve access for everyone, including responsibility and liability for water safety management. They have a duty of care to recognise their accountabilities for managing water safety by taking the appropriate steps and putting reasonable safety restrictions in place to safeguard employees, residents, and the public.    

RLSS UK is here to help 

RLSS UK has provided water safety expertise for over 125 years; positioning us as one of the most experienced and expert consultancy services in the UK and Ireland and making us best placed to offer clear, impartial, and practical water safety advice to anyone with liabilities to the public around water, including Estate Management companies. 

As a Charity, our primary interest lies in water safety. Our honest, practical, and competitive service means our consultants can support you with: identifying the options, looking for the most cost-effective solutions that best suit your specific water safety needs, and building and creating a safer environment providing peace of mind for your clients, leaseholders and property managers.

Colchester Borough Council

In November 2021, RLSS UK conducted an independent water-safety review on behalf of Colchester Borough Council. The assessment reviewed various areas of land owned by Colchester Council where water is present and considered existing arrangements for public safety. RLSS UK made several recommendations to help ensure the public’s ongoing safety around the water sites. The RLSS UK Consultancy team received excellent feedback for their in-depth assessment with clear recommendations.

Bradford Council 

In December 2021, Bradford Council appointed RLSS UK to conduct an extensive water safety review across 23 open water spaces within their authority. The assessment looked at the present provision and provided recommendations to reduce the chance of drowning incidents and spread a message of water safety to prevent drowning.

Sites included the River Aire and River Wharfe, as well as Canals, Lakes, Reservoirs, Ponds, and Fountains. Recommendations included: additional signage to make the public aware of the dangers, installation of a range of personal rescue equipment, additional training for council staff, additional lighting on specific sites, advice on risk assessments and physical changes, and setting up a community group to engage with disengaged youths.


To discuss water safety consultancy for your authority, click here to request a call.

For more information on what we offer, click here.

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