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Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers

The Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations 1992 requires premises to register where wet cooling towers and evaporative condensers are situated. These devices are routinely found in large factories and office blocks that have older 'wet'-style air-conditioning units that use a water evaporative cooling system.

The purpose of registration is to ensure that preventative measures are in place to prevent the spread of infection, namely Legionnaires’ Disease, to employees and members of the public.

Persons in control of premises where the devices are located must carry out a thorough risk assessment; prepare a management control plan (if a foreseeable risk is identified). The control plan should identify a 'responsible person' and set out all necessary procedures e.g. maintenance.

Premises must register with the council

Premises must register with the council, regardless of whether the Council or the Health and Safety Executive are the enforcing authority. There is no charge for notification. All premises are required to provide information of where the plant is situated, details of the person in control of the premises, the number of devices at the premises and their approximate location.

Register your Cooling Towers or Evaporative Condensers »

Alternatively download a form to complete and return to us.

Should the device become redundant or is decommissioned this must also be notified to us.

Contact

Telephone: 01304 872216
Fax: 01304 872416
Email: envhealth@dover.gov.uk

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