Resources

Lifesavers worldwide can download free guides to help develop their own services.

Since 2012, the RNLI has been working with partners in low-resource areas, helping them to set up rescue and prevention services. Together we’ve tested and developed a series of free, open-source materials to help others do the same.

If you have any feedback or questions about how to use these guides safely and effectively in your own organisation, please email us at international@rnli.org.uk.

Aquatic Survival

  • Aquatic Survival: Water Safety manual cover
    Download - PDF 1.38MB
    Aquatic Survival: Water Safety Education
  • Aquatic Survival Service Implementation manual cover
    PDF download – 3.94MB
    Aquatic Survival: Programme Implementation
  • Aquatic Survival: Self Survival and Rescue manual cover
    Download - PDF 8.47MB
    Aquatic Survival: Self-Survival and Rescue

Flood Rescue

  • Flood Rescue manual cover
    PDF download - 5.45MB
    Flood Rescue
  • Flood Safety manual cover
    PDF download – 11.9MB
    Flood Safety
  • Flood Rescue Service Implementation manual cover
    PDF download - 7.22MB
    Flood Rescue Service Implementation

Lifeguarding

  • Beach Lifeguard manual cover
    PDF download - 3.95MB
    Beach Lifeguard
  • Beach Lifeguard Service Implementation manual cover
    PDF download – 5.19MB
    Beach Lifeguard Service Implementation

Maritime search and rescue

  • Maritime Search and Rescue manual cover
    PDF download - 7.62MB
    Maritime Search and Rescue
  • Search and Rescue Service Implementation manual cover
    PDF download - 7.38MB
    Maritime Search and Rescue Service Implementation

General

  • Community First Aid manual cover
    PDF download - 5.12MB
    Community First Aid
  • Trainer/Assessor manual cover
    PDF download – 1.24MB
    Trainer/Assessor