Cooling water systems must be managed safely in order to prevent the growth and transmission of Legionella bacteria.
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.
These fact sheets explain the different roles and responsibilities in managing cooling water systems in NSW.
Approved forms, templates and checklists are in place to assist in complying with the legislation.
Auditors assess the compliance of cooling water systems with the requirements of the Risk Management Plan and the Public Health Regulation. Auditors must be approved by the Secretary, NSW Health.
NSW Health has developed the Legionella Control in Cooling Water Systems training program with TAFE NSW to assist stakeholders in complying with the legislation.