Ventilation and air-conditioning systems which are poorly installed or maintained may be a health risk to the public. Merton Council can provide advice and guidance on all aspects of installation and can require that detailed plans are submitted for inspection prior to installation of new units. This particularly applies to catering establishments.

All premises where cooling towers and evaporative condensers are situated must register with the local authority under The Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations 1992.

The prime purpose of this is to identify potential areas that could give rise to spread of infectious disease e.g. legionella and to ensure preventative measures are taken to eliminate the risk of such infection arising to employees and the public.

Information and advice

Merton Council is committed to working together with proprietors and managers to achieve high standards and prevent problems. We are always willing to give advice on legislation, or practical problems, so if you are considering setting up a business, or wish to discuss anything in relation to your existing premises, please feel free to contact us.

Contact us

Environmental Health Section
Environment and Regeneration
Merton Civic Centre
London Road
Morden
SM4 5DX

Telephone: 020 8545 3025
Email: ehealth@merton.gov.uk