Cooling towers and evaporative condensers are systems that use water, usually falling within a tower, to cool hot air from an industrial process or air conditioning systems. If not properly maintained, droplets of water from such systems can be a source of Legionella a pneumonia-like infection, which is especially dangerous to certain individuals (the most at risk being men over 50 years of age who smoke).
Cooling tower notification
The owners of premises that have such 'wet cooling systems' must register them with the local authority, and they have a duty to maintain the systems in good condition under health and safety legislation.
These wet systems should not be confused with refrigerant cooling systems most frequently used for office, restaurant, or residential air conditioning systems often seen on top of buildings, or attached to the side of the building.
- A summary of regulation relating to this licence
- For further information on Legionella and managing risks visit HSE website
Registered cooling towers
For a current list of registered cooling towers within Warwick District download Cooling towers and evaporative condensers (27kb, PDF).
To contact us about cooling towers, notifications or licensing issues contact
Food and Occupational Health and Safety Team
PO Box 2176, Riverside House
Royal Leamington Spa
Tel: 01926 456 713
Fax: 01926 456 746
Make a health and safety enquiry