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.

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

Are you responsible for operating a swimming pool accessible to the public?

If so, you have a duty of care to ensure your staff and visitors are safe.

As the industry expert in water-related safety and the leader in lifeguarding and lifesaving for the UK and Ireland, RLSS UK is proud to support hundreds of pool operators nationwide to comply with UK legislation, industry guidance, and best practices.

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PLUS, 100% of all profit goes into helping us educate more people to enjoy water safely, including our free educational resources, which reached over 2,265,000+ children across the UK and Ireland in 2023*.

Our support includes:

Pool Safety Audits

This service assesses your pool’s current safety standards against best practices, industry guidance, and UK health and safety legislation, as well as identifying areas for improvement to enhance the overall safety of the pool environment; this includes everything from signage to rescue equipment, lifeguard positions to emergency procedures, alarm systems to training records - giving you peace of mind that the experts have checked your pool.

Pool Risk Assessments

Our experienced team can review your current pool risk assessments, recommend improvements, or create new risk assessments to ensure they are suitable and sufficient with reasonably practicable control measures.

Mystery Visits

Our mystery visit service gives an unbiased view of your swimming pool operations, providing actionable feedback and identifying areas that may require improvement. As standard, this includes compliant lifeguarding and staff knowledge, which are essential to the safe running of the facility, with bespoke options available.

Lifeguard Zone Visibility Tests (LZVTs)

Ensure your LZVTs meet the highest standards by having them reviewed or created by the organisation responsible for developing the UK’s industry guidance! LZVTs are essential to ensuring 100% visibility of your swimming pool by determining the optimal position and number of lifeguards required.

Training, Capability and Qualifications

We service the leisure industry with the most robust and detailed qualifications and awards; we can help you review and consider your staff's most appropriate training and qualifications. 

Pool Safety Operating Procedures (PSOP) Assessments

We know how important a PSOP is to any swimming pool. We offer a review or creation service, and, in both, we work closely with the swimming pool team to ensure all areas are covered and staff and systems complement operational needs.

Safe Swimming Pool Design Reviews

We understand how vital swimming pool design is and how simple changes can improve operational practices. Let us help you and your design team incorporate safety into your new swimming pool design (with advice from experts in their field) to make the right decisions that impact safety. 

And more -

If you have questions about your site, your responsibilities, what is reasonable and appropriate, and relevant legislation and regulation, our team will always be happy to help.

“The Pool Safety Audit, including a PSOP review from RLSS UK, has been incredibly valuable for ensuring the safety and compliance of our pools here at The Grove. The RLSS UK provided support throughout the entire process, and with these further insights, we can make informed decisions to enhance lifeguarding and safety measures at The Grove." Debbie Rogers, Spa Director, The Grove

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