More on these awards on the RLSS website. Email me. email@example.com
Over 18 years of age you may be able to use your lifeguard qualifications in one of the American Summer Camps - example here: Link one
Picture OWL course Leigh & Lowton SC - June 2021.
Picture OWL course at NWSC., Nottingham in March 2018
Picture OWL course at Budworth SC, Cheshire in April 2018
Picture OWL course at Leigh & Lowton SC August 2021
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 book Managing 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.
Training & assessment can be provided specifically in the following popular water safety courses:
RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ).
This is the core and most recognised award for supervsion of swimming pools. In fact the society says there is shortage of lifeguards. More on the RLSS Website. I don't have any open courses at present but my colleague and associate Conrad Horn may have.
UK lifeguard vacancies
RLSS UK National Water Safety Management programme - Click here
NWSMP RLSS UK OPEN WATER LIFEGUARD
Developped a few years ago to match the growing revolution in open water swimming activities and Aqua Park Safety. The Open Water Lifeguard course is available as a one day RPL conversion for existing NPLQ holders. Or as a 3 day initial course for new entrants.
RLSS UK 2 hour WATER RESCUE EQUIPMENT TRAINING
RLSS UK have developed Water Rescue Equipment Training to provide basic rescue skills to anyone
working near water, along with any members of the public that would like to know what to do in an
emergency. The training is delivered over two hours and does not include entering the water, you will
learn about the hazards and dangers of open water, how to use basic rescue techniques as well as
rescue equipment that can be found around waterways across the UK.
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.
RLSS UK Community Instructor Course.
Qualify to deliver RLSS's Community Programmes such as Save a Baby's / Chilid's / Adulyt's Life and AED use. You must be 16 years of age and ideally have some first aid experiencer and be happy to use presenation skills.
LINKS: www.rlss.org.uk RLSS UK website. www.rlssdirect.co.ukRLSS UK Supplies www.liverpool-lifesavers.org.uk Liverpool & District Branch of Lifesavers. www.openwatersafety.co.ukSister site.
Don't Drink & Drown Campaign http://www.rlss.org.uk/about-us/campaigns/dont-drink-drown/ Open Water Safety Courses
REFUND POLICY FOR REED USERS
The consumer has from the day of their purchase 14 days to cancel their course and be eligible for a full refund of 100% of the purchase order providing they have not attended the course and have informed the provider in writing that they can't attend. Thank you.