Cooling towers

Businesses with control of premises with a wet cooling tower or evaporative condenser must notify us with details of the installation.

This is required under The Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations 1992.

The main purposes for the notification process are to:

  • identify where potential sources of risk of Legionella are located
  • allow for easier identification, monitoring and inspection by us should the need arise.

Register a cooling tower

You can register a cooling tower or evaporative condenser on your premises using the online form below.

You must notify us of any changes to the notification information within one month of the change.

You must also advise us if the cooling tower or evaporative condenser ceases to be a notifiable device.

Public register  

We are required to maintain a public register of premises containing cooling towers or evaporative condensers.

Enforcement of standards of assessment and control for the premises listed below rests with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for all except Tesco premises.

Public register of cooling towers and evaporative condensers
LocationNumber of devicesInformation correct at
Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd, Esso Refinery, Fawley, Southampton, 
SO45 1TX
ThreeJanuary 2018
ExxonMobil Chemical Ltd, Cadland Road, Hardley, Hythe, Southampton
SO45 3NP
OneJanuary 2018
BEC Global, BEC Group, Gore Road Industrial Estate, New Milton, Hampshire
BH25 6SA
TwoJanuary 2018
BOC Limited, Charleston Road, Hythe, Southampton
SO45 3NX
TwoJanuary 2018
Willacy Guinard Holdings Limited (Tradebe Fawley), Charleston Road, Hardley, Hythe, Southampton
SO45 3ZA
TwoJanuary 2018
GEO Speciality Chemicals UK Ltd, Charleston Road, Hardley, Hythe, Southampton
SO45 3ZG
OneJanuary 2018
Testwood Water Supply Works (Southern Water), Nutsey Lane, Totton, Southampton,
SO40 3NB
Two (one drained and not in use)January 2018
HS Butyl, Gordleton Industrial Park, Hannah Way, Sway Road, Lymington
SO41 8JD
OneMarch 2020
New Forest Ice Cream Limited, 630 Ampress Lane, Ampress Industrial Park, Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 8LW
OneJanuary 2018
Tesco Stores Ltd, Sizer Way, Dibden, Southampton
SO45 5JA
One condenser cooling systemJanuary 2018
Tesco Stores Ltd, Caird Avenue, New Milton, Hampshire
BH25 6BP
One condenser cooling systemJanuary 2018
Nourisher Food & Drinks Limited, The Westwood Centre, 10 Nutwood Way, Calmore Industrial Estate,Totton, Southampton, Hampshire
SO40 3SZ
OneJuly 2019

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