Royal Life Saving Society


Occupational Water Safety courses from the Royal Life Saving Society.


RLSS ‘Water Rescue Equipment Training’

The Royal Life Saving Society 'Water Rescue Equipment Training' course. A basic 2-hour session to provide rescue skills, from £39.95 per candidate based upon a group of ten.

Or, for employers;

RLSS 'National Water Safety Management Programme'. HSE endorsed, also CDM regulations 2015 compliant, whilst the ‘Flood’ element is DEFRA compliant.

Ideal for employers and those managing groups. Prices from £185.00 per candidate, 1- or 2-days duration, number of modules taken dependant.


RLSS UK has 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.

This training is for any person who may be looked upon to respond in an emergency who does not have a statutory duty to respond, such as members of the public, staff at businesses near to water (e.g. bar staff), or emergency service responders who are not tasked with aquatic rescue (e.g. Police).

The syllabus provides an opportunity for learners to gain a basic understanding of the risks involved in rescuing a drowning person, and to build experience and practice in using Public Rescue Equipment (PRE). For further information, please follow the link:

Prices from £39.95 per candidate, based upon a group of ten training at our location. Available Nationwide.


RLSS ‘National Water Safety Management Programme’

''HSE endorsed, CDM Regs' 15 compliant – (‘Flood’ module DEFRA Level 1 compliant)

Occupational Water Safety – Protect your employees with the National Water Safety Management Programme. Recent floods, following on from a recent spate of summer drowning’s, have focused attention on the need for employers to provide appropriate workplace training in line with statutory and civil obligations.

RLSS UK has responded to employers’ needs by developing the ‘NWSMP’. Endorsed by the Health and Safety Executive, the Programme is also fully compliant within the DEFRA framework - the UK guide for flood resilience and management.

NWSMP challenges perceptions about water safety, informs about the specific nature of water-based hazards and cross matches to sensible, practical control options – linked to in-house management systems. As well as a strong focus on preventative measures, the awards also teach emergency response skills.

Birmingham & Midland Marine Services offer tailor-made courses, building upon the Level 1 ‘Water Awareness’ (Foundation level) module. If we can discuss your working environment by email or telephone we can advise upon a suitable and relevant programme of training to your companies / organisation's exact needs.

Who is NWSMP for?

Anyone who works or could potentially work near water, including those who might be involved in emergency management. This includes a range of workforces such as;

Birmingham & Midland Marine specialise in providing bespoke water safety & rescue training courses for the construction, civil engineering, rail, utilities, events, maintenance, environmental, emergency services and military sectors.

We offer a ‘commercially orientated’ NWSMP course, across either one- or two-days training; the choice of modules dependent. Options include:

Course tailored to your organisational requirements. Please contact us for details.

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