Company at the centre of 3 rescues in last year stripped of RYA status

The RYA has today (2nd February) removed its recognition of ‘Hot
Liquid Southampton’ as a provider of RYA training courses. This means
that Hot Liquid Southampton is now no longer able to offer or run RYA
training courses.

The decision was made by the RYA following three serious safety
related incidents involving Hot Liquid Southampton between January 2011
and January 2012.

RYA Training Manager and Chief Examiner Richard Falk said: “The
removal of RYA recognition from a training centre is never a decision
that is taken lightly. However, it is essential that customers are
confident that appropriate safety management routines are in place at
any centre displaying the RYA Recognised Training Centre logo.”

The RYA advises that any customers booked on an RYA course at Hot
Liquid Southampton should contact the school directly to discuss their
situation. In the event that a customer has a further query they may
contact the RYA at 02380 604100.

Hot Liquid Gibraltar will retain RYA recognition for all disciplines
currently on offer due to the fact that the operational safety
management routines of that site are controlled separately to that of
the Southampton site.