Cooling tower notification
also known as: Air handling units, Legionella.
Public health - Notify council if you have an air conditioner or cooling tower
Air Handling Units
Ventilation and air-conditioning systems which
are poorly installed or maintained may be a health risk to the
public. Northumberland County Council can provide advice and
guidance on all aspects of installation and can require that
detailed plans are submitted for inspection prior to installation
of new units. This particularly applies to catering
All premises where cooling towers and
evaporative condensers are situated must register with the local
authority under The Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative
Condensers Regulations 1992. Please contact the Council to register
your air handling unit.
The prime purpose of this is to identify
potential areas that could give rise to spread of infectious
disease e.g. legionella and to ensure preventative measures are
taken to eliminate the risk of such infection arising to employees
and the public.
Click Here for the current register of cooling tower operations in
Information and advice
The Council is committed to working together with proprietors
and managers to achieve high standards and prevent problems. We are
always willing to give advice on legislation, or practical
problems, so if you are considering setting up a business, or wish
to discuss anything in relation to your existing premises, please
feel free to contact us.
If you wish to look at more detailed
information about cooling towers or register a cooling
tower click here.