Bristol Maritime is one of the UK's main providers of specialist working near water training, working with large organisations from constructions companies to education providers, government and council departments. With our unique training locations and the ability to also deliver training at your site our team of specialist trainers can assist you with making sure your team is WaterSafe.

Course Information

RLSS provide a range of National Water Safety Management Programme (NWSMP) courses. These are for people from local authorities, schools and organisations who want to train their staff, group leaders or volunteers to be able to work in or around water and support others by keeping them safe.

See the calendar below for our open course dates or contact bookings@bristolmaritime.co.uk for group bookings


We have locations in Bristol and Wiltshire which are both purpose built for the specialist training we deliver. Our main training centre in Bristol is surrounded by some of the most unique waterways in the UK with costal, river and inland locations. 

We also have our own specialist water safety training location in Wiltshire which has 2 islands surrounded by flowing water, weirs, shallow and deep standing water. This gives our students a genuine outdoor river environment to learn in replicating some of their working locations.

Who are the RLSS NWSMP Course for?

  • Local Authorities, Teachers and Group Leaders
  • Leisure workers and sports management companies
  • The holiday and tourism sector
  • Project Managers , Planners, Health & Safety Officers.
  • Volunteers and Event Organisers.



Duration:1/2 day

Location: UK wide for groups at your site or office, alternatively we have open courses for individuals at our Bristol Training Centre.

The RLSS NWSMP 1 is focused on leaders taking groups to waterside locations. On completion of the RLSS course participants will be aware of the hazards associated with water, and have the knowledge to carry out basic land based ( Shout , Reach, and Throw) rescue techniques. Have a working knowledge of the risks associated with water, know the basic principles and safety measures required to keep yourself and your groups safe. 


Duration: 2 day

Location:  We run group courses UK wide if the location is suitable. Alternatively we have our own unique water safety training venues in Bristol and Wiltshire. These sites run group and open courses for individuals

On completion of the RLSS NWSMP 2 course participants will be able to implement on site safety risk assessments, have a working knowledge of appropriate use available equipment, set up an emergency action plan and co-ordinate emergency procedures. This will include experience in how to move, rescue and control yourself and your team in or around moving water as well as the use of relevant PPE and rescue equipment

Contact bookings@bristolmaritime.co.uk for group courses at our sites or your location.



Contact bookings@bristolmaritime.co.uk