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Legionnaires disease and the notification of cooling towers

In order to address the risks from Legionnaires disease, regulations exist requiring the owners of cooling towers and evaporative condensers to register the equipment with the local authority. Notification must be in writing (including by electronic means) on a form approved by the Health & Safety Executive.

You must notify the Council of any changes to the notification information within one month of the change, in writing.

If the device ceases to be a notifiable device you must notify the Council in writing as soon as possible.

Summary of the regulation relating to this licence

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Make a notification about your cooling tower or evaporative condenser

What does it cost?

There is no fee for this application.

What happens to the information given on the form?

We will check the information that you have provided and confirm that it is complete. We will then acknowledge receipt of your registration and enter the details of your equipment onto our register. A register of addresses with cooling towers and evaporative condensers will be open to inspection by the general public. Records of the other information provided will not be publicly available.

What happens next?

We aim to acknowledge your notification within 3 working days.

What happens if something changes?

Once you have registered with the Council, you must tell us about any change to the notification details that you have provided within one month of the change occurring. If the equipment ceases to be notifiable, for example if you decommission it, you can send us details of any changes as soon as possible by contacting

More information about the Council’s Public Registers

Applicant/Licence Holder Redress

If you are unhappy about the way that we have dealt with your application, the Council has a formal mechanism for dealing with such issues. Please see our Comments, Compliments & Complaints page or call our Customer Service Team on 01462 474000.

Further information about Legionnaires Disease can be found in the PDF below.