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.

Our trusted brand gives peace of mind to businesses and the millions of customers who access the facilities we support.

To find out how we can help your business, contact us at [email protected].

As the organisation responsible for the safe operation of Jersey’s harbours, Ports of Jersey engaged the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) to conduct a comprehensive piece of work to address a variety of health and safety needs.  

With golden beaches and sparkling waters, Jersey is a haven for a wide range water sports and activities from canoeing, kayaking and water skiing to wakeboarding, jet skiing and banana boat rides. Such a mix of activities must be managed safely. These businesses are licenced by Ports of Jersey and with an increasing number of the concessions setting up along the water’s edge around the island, Ports of Jersey commissioned RLSS UK to conduct a review of safety to ensure a fair balance of capacity, competency and effective management systems.

RLSS UK was also asked to evaluate Ports of Jersey’s licencing agreements, to ensure they were robust and fit for purpose so that all licenced concessions met best practice standards of health and safety.

Finally, RLSS UK investigated the speed limits around St. Brelades Bay and St. Ouens Bay, which had been subject to a number of complaints from the public. RLSS UK recommended that Ports of Jersey extend the five knot speed limit zones across all areas used by swimmers and surfers. This was duly implemented in St. Brelades Bay - by Ports of Jersey, resulting a significant drop in complaints.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my work with the team at Ports of Jersey who were keen to find real workable solutions to some contentious conflicts of interest. We got out on the sand and met with many stakeholders and listened to different opinions. The review led to the publication of the excellent `Enjoying Our Coast Safely’ guide, which has since been used as a template by other coastal authorities,” says Damian Hall, Senior Consultant with RLSS UK.

“Working with Damian was very interesting and rewarding. It was great to see we had mostly got it right but just needed a few tweaks. The endorsement from RLSS UK to our licencing and enforcement regime gives a positive message that we take on water safety seriously here in Jersey,” says Captain Peter M Moore, Maritime Standards Manager at Ports of Jersey.

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