Cooling towers and evaporative condensers help to remove excess heat from sites like power stations or chemical plants.

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 tell us about them in writing immediately.

Once you have notified us, a council representative will arrange a safety inspection of your site.


There are no fees for registration.


Completed notification forms are acknowledged by return of an acknowledgement receipt.

Cooling tower public register

Please contact us if you require a copy of our Cooling Tower public register.

European Economic Area

We are a part of the European network for delivering information relating to doing business in the European Economic Area.

Full information on the EU Services Directive and Points of Single Contact for other member states is available from the European Commission.

Health Protection Service

5th Floor North
Howden House
1 Union Street

S1 2SH