Cooling tower notification and evaporative condensers - health and safety

Licence Summary

If you are operating cooling towers and/or evaporative condensers on your premises you are required by law to notify certain details to ourselves as the Local Authority.

Regulation Summary

A summary of the regulation relating to this licence

Application Process

Please complete and return (by post), the form - HSPD15 ANNEX 1 Form 15/1A for which a link is given below:

Alternatively you can notify us online using the following link:

This notification is required so that clear information is available to assist in the investigation of any outbreak of Legionnaires Disease by ourselves and partner agencies.

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

No. It is in the public interest that Selby District Council must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from us within 14 days, please contact us. You can do this online if you applied through the GOV.UK website or by using the contact details below.

Failed Application Redress

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.

Public Register

You can view a list of Cooling Towers registered in the Selby district by clicking on the link below.

Cooling Towers Public Register - pdf

If you would like to request further information you can file a freedom of information request with our Customer Services Department on 01757 705101 or

Consumer Complaints

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made to us - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If this is insufficient, if you are located in the UK the GOV.UK website will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Registration of the Cooling Tower/Evaporative Condenser with us is no indication of ourselves being the body responsible for the regulation of general health and safety on your site. If you are a factory or similar heavy industrial setting, the latter organisation will be the Health and Safety Executive.

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