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Birmingham City Council

Cooling Towers - Registration

This page can be referred to as http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/coolingtowers

What is Registration
The law requires that persons in control of premises have a duty to notify the Local Authority in writing with details of 'notifiable devices' [cooling towers and/or evaporative condensers] except where they contain water that is not exposed to the air and the water and electricity supply are not connected. If a cooling tower becomes redundant or dismantled then this should also be notified to us. For more details in terms of the definition of cooling towers or evaporative condensers refer to the Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations 1992. The main purpose of the regulations relates to the control of legionella and the investigation of legionnaires disease.

Who needs to Register
If you are in control of premises then you must let us know if a notifiable device (cooling tower or evaporative condenser) is situated on those premises.

How to Register
Complete the Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers registration form [pdf] attached below and return the form to the Health and Safety Team - contact details are on the application form and are also provided at the bottom of this page. The registration form must be sent to the Health and Safety Team at the address indicated, if it is sent to the wrong address the application will not take effect until it is received at the proper place.

Online Applications
You can regsiter a Cooling Tower or Evaporative Condenser online at:-

Cooling Tower or Evaporative Condenser Online Registration

Fee
Registration is FREE.

Procesing Timescale
Our target for dealing with applications is 28 days.

Tacit Consent
Tacit consent means that if we have not dealt with your application within the target period identified then your application will have been deemed to have been granted/approved.

Please note that the processing target period (28 days) only begins on receipt of a fully completed registration application and acknowledgement of such by Birmingham City Council Health and Safety Team.

Guidance and Advice
Regulations:-Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations 1992 also see Legionellosis

Public Register

Details from registration forms will appear in a public register and the current version of this register is attached below.

Complaints/Enquiries - Applicants or Licence Holders
Contact the Health and Safety Team - contact details included below.

Changes to Registration/Licence
Please contact the Health and Safety Team about any changes to registration details. Alternatively you can notify any changes by completing a new registration form.

Contact
Health & Safety Team,
Regulation and Enforcement,
581 Tyburn Road,
Birmingham,
B24 9RF

Telphone: 0121 303 6007
Or use our Online Form and select 'Health and Safety' from the drop down list.