At the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK), we are committed to developing and enhancing our qualifications and awards to provide the best water safety, rescue and first aid training. Research is instrumental in reviewing existing practise and trends and informing future changes.

We are working with our strategic partners the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), and collaborating with the University of Chichester and King’s College London, to investigate why experienced lifeguards are experts at detecting hazards. 

We need to understand what makes someone effective at detecting hazards, as this will mean we can develop a way to ensure all lifeguards perform optimally. We anticipate that the data collected through this research project will help develop training programmes to enhance a lifeguard’s detection ability.  For more information about the project and the potential benefits for you, click here 

As part of the project, we need as many lifeguards as possible to take part, click here to get started.

Please note, participation is completely voluntary, and your answers will be anonymous.

Thank you in advance for your support in our valuable research.