Pool & Water Safety Management

Pool, Pool Plant and Water Safety Management including Swimming Pool Rescue Award, National Pool Lifeguard Qualifications, National Rescue Award for Swim Teachers and Water Smart Awards.


RLSS Swimming Pool Emergency Rescue Award

The Swimming Pool Emergency Rescue Award is designed to assist individuals in responding to an emergency within the swimming pool environment when the alarm has been raised; ideal for any member of the facility called upon to rescue, provide first aid or assist the lifeguard team.

National Water Safety Management Programme - In Safe Hands

National Water Safety Management Programme

This is a programme developed by RLSS UK that gives employers and employees the safety information and appropriate skills required when working in, around or near open water and having a strong focus on preventative measures – along with effective emergency response skills.

This course is broken down into separate levels and modules depending on your requirements.

National Pool Lifeguard course - In Safe Hands training

National Pool Lifeguard

This course is the most widely recognised Lifeguard qualification in the UK and Ireland.

It is a requirement for most lifeguarding jobs in the country and includes all elements of pool rescue techniques, lifeguarding theory, first aid and CPR.

Pool Extraction Board (PXB) - In Safe Hands training

Pool Extraction Board (PXB)

This course is a stand-alone course for the use of the eagerly anticipated Pool Extraction Board (PXB), created in partnership with the RLSS UK and Ferno UK.

The new design creates faster rescue times, offers improved safety and has the potential to reduce demands placed on staff whilst ensuring the casualty is extracted from the pool with the correct care and attention.

Pool Plant Operator - In Safe Hands training

Level 3 Award in Pool Plant Operations

The Level 3 Pool Plant Operations qualification is the highest level of training available for those who are responsible for the management and maintenance of swimming pools, spas and interactive water features.

It reflects the most up-to-date requirements and standards for pool plant operations, with a robust syllabus which covers all aspects that are vital to running a wet leisure facility and maintaining healthy and hygienic water including: water testing, disinfection, pool water chemistry, dosing, mechanical operations, heating, energy efficiency, management practices, health & safety and more!

National Award for Swim Teachers and Coaches - In Safe Hands

National Rescue Award for Swim Teachers and Coaches

Widely known as NRASTC, this course is for the supervision and rescue qualification for teachers working on the poolside or in the water during programmed activities, such as a swimming lesson.

It is suitable for teachers working in a wide range of swimming pools where the water is deeper than the teachers’ standing depth and meets the Individual sites risk assessment.

Aquatic Therapy Shallow Pool Rescue Award - In Safe Hands training

Aquatic Therapy Shallow Pool Rescue Award

This is a supervision and rescue qualification for therapists, teachers and support staff working on the poolside or in the water during activities such as, aquatic therapy or therapeutic exercise/play.

The qualification is suitable for use in shallow pools where the rescuer will not be required to swim to perform a rescue, with water no deeper than the rescuers chest depth.

Water Smart Awards - In Safe Hands Training

Water Smart Award

This course is designed to establish an essential skill base which we consider everyone should achieve to ensure safety and competence around water, which ultimately supports the prevention of drowning.

This course has been designed as a standalone award from other water safety programmes and provides a gateway for participants to go on to complete further awards to develop skills and knowledge to keep themselves and others safe whilst enjoying the water.