Health and safety

Cooling towers

All premises where cooling towers and evaporative condensers are located, must register with the local authority under the Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations 1992.

The main purpose of the regulations relate to the control of legionella investigation into the causes of legionnaires disease.

A limited number of exemptions apply, including devices containing water not exposed to the air and the water and electricity supply are not connected. If you suspect an exemption applies to your cooling tower or evaporative condenser, please contact us for confirmation.

If a cooling tower becomes redundant or dismantled this must also be notified to the local authority

For more details in terms of the definition of cooling towers or evaporative condensers refer to the Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations 1992.

If you are responsible for a cooling tower, please contact us online for further information about registration. Registration is free.

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