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].

Published 22 July 2022

The RLSS UK brand means so much to so many, and we aspire to make it a household name in the UK and Ireland to help everyone enjoy water safely.

You may have noticed some new branding at RLSS UK over the past few years:

RLSS UK Consultancy experienced and expert consultancy services in the UK and Ireland, offering clear, impartial, and practical water safety advice to anyone with liabilities to visitors and staff around water, including local authorities, construction companies, leisure operators, and private landowners.

RLSS UK Shop, formally known as RLSS Direct, is the trading subsidiary of RLSS UK and provides training equipment, water safety equipment, clothing and much more. With the added benefit of 100% of profit supporting the charity’s vision - Nations without drowning where everyone can safely enjoy being in, on or near water.

RLSS UK Account for candidates, Trainers, Training Centres, Clubs, Branches, Members, and anyone associated with RLSS UK. Includes RLSS UK Course Finder, RLSS UK Job Finder, RLSS UK Club Finder, and not forgetting RLSS UK Online Learning.

RLSS UK Training provides bespoke training and awards for clients with water safety challenges.

We are thrilled to share some exciting news with you that will strengthen the RLSS UK brand and provide simplification for our customers - we are rebranding IQL UK. IQL UK, the awarding organisation for RLSS UK, provides qualifications regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications in Wales (QiW), and CCEA Regulation and will be known as RLSS UK Qualifications from 1 January 2023.

We have informed the regulators and are working hard behind the scenes to make changes to have all mentions of IQL UK removed and ready for when we launch RLSS UK Qualifications in January 2023.

The good news is we will make it as seamless as possible for you, with updated certificates, marketing materials, resources, etc. We will also communicate with finance departments to ensure a smooth transition for purchase orders and invoices in the new year.

I hope you are as excited as we are about this change, and we look forward to widening the RLSS UK brand.