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Information from the Health and Safety Executive
Opens in a new windowFind out how to notify us about cooling towers on your premises
Who needs to notify?
A business or premises that has wet cooling towers and/or evaporative condensers within the borough of Surrey Heath needs to notify us.
It is the duty of each person who has, to any extent, control of premises to ensure that no notifiable device is situated on those premises unless the information set out in the Regulations has been notified in writing on the approved form.
These regulations require local authorities (in whose area the equipment is situated), to be notified of wet cooling towers and/or evaporative condensers, regardless of whether or not it is the local authority or Health and Safety Executive (HSE) that is the enforcing authority for the premises concerned.
If a cooling tower and/or evaporative condenser becomes redundant and is decommissioned or dismantled, this should also be notified to us.
The primary purpose of cooling tower and condenser notification is ensure that the relevant enforcing authority can be satisfied that suitable control measures are in place to protect employees and the general public from the risk of infection by organisms such as legionella.
Cooling Tower Notifications are regulated by The Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations 1992.
How to notify
You can submit your form online using the Governments Business Link website. By clicking on the link below you will be directed to their site.
You must tick all the boxes which apply to your business, answer all the questions and give all the information requested.