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.
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.
Environmental Health Section
Environment and Regeneration
Telephone: 020 8545 3025