Register a Cooling Tower
Under the Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations 1992, you must notify your local authority, in writing, if you have a cooling tower or evaporative condenser on site, and include details about where it is located. You must also tell them if / when such devices are no longer in use. A notification form is available to download here.
List of Cooling Towers
A list of cooling towers currently registered with Burnley Borough Council is available to download here
Legionella bacteria are widespread in natural water systems, e.g. rivers and ponds. However, the conditions are rarely right for people to catch the disease from these sources. Outbreaks of the illness occur from exposure to legionella growing in purpose-built systems where water is maintained at a temperature high enough to encourage growth, e.g. cooling towers, evaporative condensers, spa pools, and hot water systems used in all sorts of premises (work and domestic).
If you are an employer, or someone in control of premises, including landlords, you must understand the health risks associated with legionella. The Legionnaire’s Disease section of the HSE website has lots of free information and advice to help you to control any risks.