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Registration of cooling towers

  • Business

Application for Registration of Cooling Towers.

Licence summary

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

Regulation summary

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 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.

Information to be notified to the local authority:

  • The address of the premises where the notifiable device is to be situated
  • The name, address and telephone number of a person who has, to any extent, control of the premises referred to
  • The number of notifiable devices at the premises referred to
  • The location on the premises of each notifiable device referred to above.

The regulation relating to this licence.

Application evaluation process

Notification cannot be refused. If the notification is incomplete we will contact you immediately for the correct details. Once the completed notification is received the details will be recorded on the local authority database and public register within 28 days. Following notification your premises may be inspected to check on the safety of the equipment and its operation.

Will tacit consent apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to assume your notification is satisfactory if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period of 28 days. It does not mean that your business meets safety requirements which will be determined by inspection.

Apply online

Notify us of any cooling towers or evaporative condensers on your premises.

Tell us about a change to any existing cooling towers or evaporative condensers on your premises.

Cooling towers register

The current list can be accessed via the link on the right.

Further information on Legionella

Visit the Health and Safety Executive website

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). From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Other redress

If the trader is unco-operative or the matter is serious please contact us.

Public register

The public register is available to view Monday to Friday between 9.00 and 17.00.


  • Health and Safety Team
  • North London Business Park (NLBP), Oakleigh Road South, London N11 1NP
  • Tel: 020 8359 7995
  • FAX: 0870 889 6793
  • Email: HealthandSafety@barnet.gov.uk

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