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:

Guidance for Operating during COVID-19

RLSS UK have worked with experts to create guidance to support Operators, Trainers, Clubs and Training Centres when the government guidance allows venues to open and training to take place. Click here to view 

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.

ukactive 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. Click here for further information.

Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG)

The Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG) is a UK-based independent, non-commercial membership organisation, dedicated to raising standards in pool water treatment. Their work over the last 35 years has made them the authoritative source of standards and guidance in the management of swimming, spa and hydrotherapy pools. On their website, you will find a range of information for ensuring the technical operation of swimming pools meet the highest possible standards. 

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.