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].

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has a comprehensive report available to support ‘Managing Safety at Inland Waters ’.

The report offers a wealth of advice, primarily targeted at those in effective control of all sites where visitors have access to inland bodies of water e.g. canals, reservoirs, and lakes. The report does not cover coastal waters, areas of water solely used by industry, or bodies of water within private domestic premises and is not designed to offer bespoke solutions to the unique and varied issues raised by individual bodies of water.

Led by RoSPA, the report is a result of a wider collaboration with ourselves with additional support from members of the National Water Safety Forum.

 Jo Talbot, Commerical Director of the Royal Life Saving Society UK said:

 “We welcome the comprehensive and thorough approach RoSPA has taken to the issue of inland water safety and recognise that inland bodies of water are increasingly significant features of leisure complexes, retail parks, active open spaces and travel routes. In turn, these play a vital role in the mental and physical health and well-being of the general public.

“With our own Water Safety Consultancy Service already up and running and supported by our suite of open water qualifications, I am confident that we are best-placed to advise and support anyone concerned about managing safety or who may be looking at creating, developing or improving access to, a body of water on their land.

“Hopefully this report will encourage and inspire people to review their existing approach to safety and to consider opening up their bodies of water for everyone’s benefit and we’re here to help make that process smooth and easy for them.” 

For more details on RLSS UK’s Water Safety Consultancy Service, please click here.

You can access RoSPA’s report here