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Cooling tower notification

All premises where cooling towers and evaporative condensers are situated must register with us.

The main purpose is to identify potential areas that could be open to the spread of infectious diseases, eg. legionella, and to ensure preventative measures are taken to eliminate the risk of such infection arising to employees and the public.

When is this notification required?

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Under the Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condenser Regulations 1992, the notification of wet cooling towers and evaporative condensers is required to local authorities (LAs) in whose area the equipment is situated, regardless of whether it is the LA or Health and Safety Executive (HSE) that is the enforcing authority for the premises concerned.

LAs have to make available to HSE information from notifications relating to equipment on premises for which HSE has enforcement responsibility. The main purpose of this requirement is to assist inspectors in investigating outbreaks (two or more confirmed related cases) thought likely to have arisen from wet cooling towers or evaporative condensers. For clarification as to enforcement responsibility and further advice and guidance please contact us.

Where are the registered premises with cooling towers?

For our cooling tower register please contact the Public Protection Team by following the information to the right. 

How can I apply?

You can apply by any of the following methods:

  • Use our online form on the right. Please note there is no fee for registration.
  • Download an application form and send it to the contact on the right
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