Welcome to Open Water Safety a division of Richmond Training Associates. RTA based in Warrington, Cheshire provide RLSS UK Open Water Lifeguard training and assessment and the RLSS UK National Water Safety Management Programme. View the pages for details of current courses or how to arrange a course at your own venue. The Principal of RTA is Mark J. O'Dell he provides this training, Mark has a long history of water safety training. His relevant qualifications are:
RLSS UK Open Water Lifeguard TA. RLSS UK Pool Lifeguard TA. RLSS UK Lifesaving NTA. RLSS UK NWSMP Instructor, British Canoeing Level 3 Kayak Coach and Foundation Safety & Rescue Award Provider.
Mark as well as providing these Open Water Lifeguard courses, can also assist in the provsion of on-going Open Water Lifeguard training so lifeguards can log hours ready for their award renewal. (They currently need to log 12 hours training before expiry of the lifeguard award).
The one day bolt-on is needed by NPLQ TA's to qualifiy as a OLW TA, discounts provided to such TA's to encourage development.