We’re supporting the launch of RLSS UK’s free, online water safety toolkit which teaches families how to enjoy the water, safely. The ‘Lifesaver-Lifechanger’ toolkit gives people the confidence to keep themselves and others safe around the water by providing instruction on safe land-based rescues.

Every year across the UK and Ireland, around 700 people lose their lives in water-related incidents, with most of the incidents being completely avoidable. A recent RLSS UK survey indicated that around 43% of people would jump into the water to save somebody, an instinct that is often life-threatening and has led to many further heart-breaking deaths.

RLSS UK, the Charity that enhances communities so that everyone can enjoy being in, on or near the water safely, launched Lifesaver-Lifechanger, to ensure people know how to prevent a tragedy, as well as act correctly in an emergency.

This short course provides skills for life that will set individuals and families on a journey to gain knowledge and confidence to enjoy the water, safely.

The online toolkit has four modules, covering a range of topics:

  • An introduction to water safety
  • Top tips on how to stay safe around water at home, in the pool, outdoors and at the beach
  • What to if you or someone else finds themselves in an emergency
  • How to perform a rescue from land.

Go to RLSS UK’s website to access and share the toolkit.

For more information contact: info@rlss.org.uk for more information.