Cooling tower registration

Anybody who has control of premises has a duty under the 'Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations 1992' to notify their local authority in writing with details of 'notifiable devices'.

'Notifiable devices' consist of cooling towers and evaporative condensers, except when they contain water that is not exposed to the air and the water and electricity supply are not connected.

Even if the premises is enforced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), you must still notify your local authority.

If a cooling tower becomes redundant and is decommissioned or dismantled, this should also be notified.

The main purpose of these regulations is to prevent legionellosis (including legionnaires disease) and to help in any investigation of outbreaks. Such systems need careful management to prevent the growth of legionella bacteria which can cause legionnaires disease if they are dispersed in the air and then inhaled. The local authority carry out regular checks of registered premises to ensure that the necessary controls and monitoring are in place.

To register, please use the following form:

To notify us about a problem, please use the following form:

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