RLSS UK Guidance

Using our experience, our expert Advisors, Partners and information from other organisations, we have created simple guidance to help answer some of the questions that you or your colleagues may have about safety in swimming pools.

The guidance is not definitive and if you need more support please contact us on 0300 323 0096 or e-mail us [email protected]

Other Guidance

The following guidance may also be helpful:

Swimming Pool Guidance

The Health and Safety Executive publication Health and Safety in Swimming Pools (HSG179) provides guidance for all those involved in the operation and management of swimming pools. A free copy is available to download here.

Industry Guidance

ukactive exists to improve the health of the nation by getting more people, more active, more often. ukactive provides services and facilitates partnerships for a broad range of organisations. They have developed a variety of different products and documents aimed at driving up standards across the entire sector.


CIMSPA Guidance

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) is the professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector, committed to supporting, developing and enabling professionals and organisations to succeed and, as a result, inspire our nation to become more active.

CIMSPA has created guidance to support Operators managing sporting venues and facilities. In order to access the guidance, you need to be a CIMSPA member. 


Water Safety Advice

More than 700 people drown in the UK and Ireland EVERY YEAR and many more have non-fatal experiences, sometimes suffering life-changing injuries.

At the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK), we work tirelessly to educate people to enjoy water safely, to keep their families and friends safe and to know what to do in an emergency. We offer valuable support and counselling services to friends and families that have been affected by drowning incidents. Learn how to keep you and your family safe with our water safety advice here.