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Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers

All premises with cooling towers and evaporative condensers must register with the local authority to identify potential areas that could give rise to infectious disease such as legionella

 

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Shared Regulatory Services (SRS), Civic Offices, Holton Road, Barry, CF63 4RU

 

Application Process

Notification is to be sent to the Vale of Glamorgan Council. 

On receipt, we will add the notification to the public register. Usually, there will be no further requirement for us to contact you. This would only happen if further clarification is required.

 

Tacit Consent

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your notification is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period.

 

The target completion period is 28 calendar days.

 

Background and Eligibility Criteria

There is a duty under the Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations 1992, for occupiers of business premises to notify their relevant local authority in writing of details of any cooling towers and evaporative condensers at their premises.

 

The exception is where the cooling tower or evaporative condenser contains no water that is exposed to air and/or their water or electricity supply is not connected.

 

The requirement is to notify Vale of Glamorgan Council, regardless of whether the business is enforced by Vale of Glamorgan Council or Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Requirement to notify is to assist either Vale of Glamorgan Council or HSE in investigating outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease.

  

Fees

There are currently no fees associated with this process. 

 

Complaints 

Failed Application Redress: Contact the Local Authority in the first instance.

 

Licence Holder Redress: Contact the Local Authority in the first instance.

 

Consumer Complaint: View our consumer complaints procedure.

 

 

 

 

 

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