Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Open Water Lifeguard

Completed my own Open Water Lifeguard at the weekend at Liverpool Wastersports Centre with www.activetrainingnetwork.com   I really do commend this RLSS UK award.  I plan to deliver more dates myself. Watch my website at www.richmondtrainingassociates.co.uk

Thursday, 2 May 2019


The RLSS UK have a report on their website of the breakdown of drownings in 2018.  Well worth a read. Figures indicate that a total of 585 people lost their lives in 2018, compared to 592 in 2017.

The accidental drowning figures do reveal some variations in terms of previous year’s statistics:
  • Inland drowning (e.g. lakes, reservoirs, rivers etc) is up both against the three-year average (154 people) and against those people losing their lives to coastal drowning (73 people).
  • Drowning is a male dominated issue, with a ratio of seven males to one female losing their lives to drowning, however, analysis against three-year data shows an increase in females losing their lives in 2018 (33 people).
  • Drownings of individuals with alcohol or drugs in their system are down from 100 people in 2017 to 92 people in 2018.
The most startling fact is that the largest ‘grouping’ of people losing their lives in 2018 was once again, those people who had no intention of going into the water and were walking or running close to water (93 people)
The need for increased water safety is paramount.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

RYA First Aid & Safe & Fun courses and book sales

Over the years I have delivered a lot of RYA First Aid courses.  In the last 12 mths or so I have also started providing RYA Safe & Fun on-line course (Safeguarding courses) as needed by clubs and instructors etc.  Infact I probably have one of the most competitive prices for the RYA Safe and Fun courses in the country.  I have now also added RYA book sales to my site so get on board and havea browse.
Mark O'Dell, Principal at RTA.
RTA Website: RYA Services

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Philips AED - Safety Recall

Philips have issed a recall on some models of AEDs i.e. HeartStart FRx, HeartStart HS1 (Home) and HeartStart HS1  AEDs. See link for greater information.