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Cooling towers notification

Poorly managed cooling towers can cause legionella hazards.

Licence summary

If you control non-domestic premises you must ensure that you notify the local authority, or in Scotland, the island or district council of any cooling tower or evaporative condenser (notifiable devices) on the premises.

Notification must be in writing (including by electronic means) on a form approved by the Health and Safety Executive.

You must notify the local authority or island or district 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 local authority or island or district council in writing as soon as possible.

Eligibility criteria

No provision in legislation

Regulation summary

A summary of the regulation relating to this licence

Application evaluation process

No provision in legislation

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

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Cooling towers and evaporative condensers notification

Failed application redress

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.

Licence holder redress

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.

Consumer complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Adviceguide, self help from Citizens Advice will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre

Other redress

For example, about noise, pollution, etc. Also should one licence holder complain about another.

Trade associations

None

For further information please telephone 01205 314248 or email env.serv@boston.gov.uk

Related documents

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[28kb] Cooling Towers Public Register Public Register of Cooling Towers

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