Cooling water systems must be managed safely in order to prevent the growth and transmission of Legionella bacteria. In 2018, NSW Health strengthened the legislation to require a risk management approach to managing cooling water systems.
Approved forms, templates and checklists are in place to assist a range of stakeholders in complying with the legislation.
The Public Health Act and Regulation define the roles, responsibilities and basis for managing cooling water systems and other regulated systems.
Guidelines for the safe and effective management of cooling water systems and other regulated systems are provided for all stakeholders to use.
NSW Health has developed the Legionella Control in Cooling Water Systems training program together with TAFE NSW to assist stakeholders in complying with the legislation.
Factsheets are available for stakeholders to better understand their roles and responsibilities in managing cooling water systems in NSW.