20 May 2019

Following the success of their partnership last year, the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is helping the award-winning activity holiday provider, Neilson Holidays, to prepare its hotels for the coming season.     

Neilson Holidays have worked with RLSS UK in 2018 and 2019, to deliver their National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) to staff, using one of Neilson’s properties in Greece as their base. These members of staff will go on to work in locations across Europe including Greece, Croatia and Spain, in a variety of roles.

More than 90,000 RLSS UK pool lifeguards are NPLQ trained in the UK. The five-day course covers all elements of Pool Rescue Techniques, Lifeguarding Theory, First Aid and CPR.

“At Neilson, we take the safety and welfare of our guests using our swimming pools extremely seriously. We are delighted to be working alongside RLSS UK over the previous two years, in the training of our staff”, says Gary Sinclair, Activity Operations Manager for Neilson Holidays.

“It is an exciting opportunity to further strengthen our partnership with Neilson Holidays by delivering another two NPLQ courses for their team,” said David Springthorpe, Qualification and Workforce Support Manager for RLSS UK.

“Being part of a project that will see our NPLQ holders ensuring the safety of bathers across the UK and many different destinations across Europe, is a testament to our robust qualification and good relationship with Neilson.”

For more information on the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification click here.