Sheffield City Council is responsible for keeping the register of premises where cooling towers and evaporative condensers are located within the city boundary under the Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations 1992.

This register is essential in helping the City Council, the Health and Safety Executive and Public Health England to quickly trace the possible point source location of a Legionnaires’ Disease cluster or outbreak and to take rapid action to protect the public.

You must tell us in writing if your commercial site uses a cooling tower or evaporative condenser, unless:

  • it contains no water that’s exposed to air
  • its water supply is not connected
  • its electrical supply is not connected

If you make any changes to your cooling tower or evaporative condenser, you must also tell us about them in writing immediately.

Registration is free and completed notification forms are acknowledged by return of an acknowledgement receipt. We aim to process registration applications within 21 days.

Cooling Tower Public Register

Please contact us if you require a copy of our Cooling Tower Public Register.

Health Protection Service

5th Floor North
Howden House
1 Union Street
Sheffield

S1 2SH