Cooling tower notification

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 on the premises.

Licence summary

Notification must be in writing (including by electronic means) on a form approved by the Health & 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 regulations relating to cooling towers and evaporative condensers

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.

Apply

Notification of cooling towers and evaporative condensers (PDF)*

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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, The Citizens Advice consumer service will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre

Other redress

About noise, pollution, for example. Also, should one licence holder complain about another contact 020 8303 7777 and ask for Environmental Health.