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.