The Lifesaving Society is recognized as a leader in developing standards for activities in, on and around water. Through its Safety Standards Commission, the Society sets national aquatic environment standards and clarifies existing provincial/territorial regulations. In 2012, the Society published the national Public Pool Safety Standards.

Branches help aquatic facility operators maintain and improve safe pool and waterfront operations. In response to requests, Branch representatives perform safety audits and provide expert testimony in legal cases involving aquatic safety. Some Branches host aquatic safety symposiums for facility operators.