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NEWS: The new EYFS Statory frame work commences in April 2017, the first aid requirements are on page 22 and 36. See here

Jan 17 Congratulation to Hannah on passing her Level 3 Award in Ed & Training.

December 16 RTA had a very good EQA inspection by AoFAQ Awarding Organisation.

Open access First Aid courses Warrington here  Food Safety here.

Nov 2016 - Congratulations to Zoe & Joanne on passing the Level3 Award in Education & Training.  Next course here        Used Cardiac Science G3 AED here.

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RLSS UK Training

training within the area at IQL Approved training Centres. The RLSS Pool Lifeguard course is very popular.

Employer's please consider ~ swimming pools carry inherent risks to your customers, are your staff appropriately qualified and importantly receiving regular in service training? Have you read the advice in the  Management of health and safety in swimming pools (HSG179).   Mark can advise you on your swimming pool needs and suggest potential solutions  such as Pool lifeguard / Emergency Response.

In addition to Pool Lifeguard training (NPLQ)   ~  Training & assessment can be provided specifically in the following popular awards:

RLSS UK National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers & Coaches.

Targeted at swim teachers to provide a structured poolside lifesaving award for such staff training also includes risk assessment, first aid and resuscitation.  This rescue test award is endorsed by the ASA and ISTC. and is recognised in "Managing Health & Safety in Swimming Pools - HSG 179" as being appropriate for those supervising programmed swimming activities i.e. swimming lessons / training.

RLSS UK Rescue Test for Supervisors of Swimmers with Disabilities.

Provides basic competence in Lifesaving & Life Support for  any person engaged in the supervision of swimming for people with disabilities in a swimming pool.  Award includes lifesaving skills, resuscitation and first aid.

RLSS UK Emergency Response (Swimming Pool).

Provides a programme in water rescue competence for staff working in a facility where there is a swimming pool but no direct pool side supervision.  E.g. ideal for small hotel pools with restricted entry etc. and as suggested in "HSG 179" after a suitable risk assessment.

RLSS UK Emergency Response (Outdoor Activity Supervisors).

Provides a test of competence in accident prevention, water rescue and life support for those supervising others at recognised sites used for activities on, in or near water. Note this is not a recognised lifeguard qualification.

RLSS UK Emergency Response (Open Water).

Provides a test of competence in accident prevention, water rescue and life support for employees etc. on or near open water sites.  E.g. Park Wardens, Golf course staff etc. Note this is not a recognised lifeguard qualification.

LINKS: RLSS UK website. RLSS UK Supplies Liverpool & District Branch of Lifesavers.

Next Pool Lifeguard course is to be a Summer School: Pool Lifeguard including PXB (Exrtaction board), AED  & First Aid at Work course at Sir John Deane’s College, Northwich, Cheshire running on 27th, 28th & 30th July and 3rd, 4th & 6th August 2017 - so split over two weeks. Fee £265. Must be 16 yrs on last day, good swimmer including under water.   Download a poster here.   Email for details.    Could follow this course up with an one day conversion Open Water Lifeguard course in Cheshire.

Mark the Principal at Richmond Training Associates based in Warrington, Cheshire is a RLSS UK Lifesaving National Trainer Assessor (Member 30008582) he can direct various coaching courses and specialist modules, such as TA Courses, Assistant Teacher, National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches, Open Water TA etc.  He is also a RLSS / IQL Pool Lifeguard Trainer Assessor and is often available for course assessments / staff lifeguard

Available to small groups - convert your current pool lifeguard award to become an Open Water Lifeguard.  A one day conversion course - ask for information.