Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers

Under the provisions of the Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations 1992 which came into force on 2nd November 1992 it is the duty of each person who has control of premises to ensure that no “notifiable device” is situated on those premises unless the local authority in whose area the premises are situated has been notified in writing.

The prime purpose of this is to identify potential areas that could give rise to spread of infectious disease e.g. legionella and to ensure preventative measures are taken to eliminate the risk of such infection arising to employees and the public.

A “notifiable device" means a cooling tower or an evaporative condenser except;

  • where it contains no water that is exposed to air; and
  • where its water supply is not connected; and
  • where its electrical supply is not connected;

Information to be notified to us is:

  • The address of the premises where the notifiable device is to be situated.
  • The name, address and telephone number of a person who has, to any extent, control of the premises referred to in paragraph 1 above.
  • The number of notifiable devices at the premises referred to in paragraph 1 above.
  • The location on the premises of each notifiable device referred to in paragraph 3 above.

To notify us of installation of new equipment, or a change to existing equipment, please complete the form below and send it to us at: Health Protection Team,Winchester City Council, City Offices, Colebrook Street, Winchester, SO23 9LJ