Cooling tower registration

About cooling tower notification

Summary of requirements

The Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations require those in control of premises with wet cooling systems or evaporative condensers to register them with their local authority and to notify them of any subsequent changes, including when plant ceases to be in operation. Whilst the task of maintaining records of wet cooling systems rests with local authorities, responsibility for enforcement of standards of assessment and control is split between the Health and Safety Executive and local authorities.

The main purpose for this notification process is to identify where potential sources of risk of legionella are located and allow for easier identification, monitoring and inspection by the enforcing authorities.

Anybody who has control of premises in the London Borough of Wandsworth with a wet cooling tower or evaporative condenser has a duty to notify us in writing with details of the installation. You must also notify us in writing of any changes to the notification information within one month of the change and advise us in writing if the device ceases to be a notifiable device.

Access the public register

Eligibility criteria

No provision in legislation.

Application evaluation process

On receipt of a completed notification form, the information will be added to the public register. Usually there will be no further requirement for us to contact you. This would only happen if further clarification is required.

There is no fee associated with registration.

If you haven't heard from us within 28 days of the receipt of the notification, the registration is complete.

Will tacit consent apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period. 

Contact us

You should contact the Safety and Licensing Team if you have a query about your registration.

If you have a concern about a premises with a cooling tower, you can report it online.