The Public Health Regulation 2022 requires all cooling water systems to be audited annually by an approved auditor.

In NSW, an auditor of cooling water systems needs to have:

The auditor must be independent of the:

  • occupier (the owner of a premises, owners corporation if under a strata scheme, or the leaseholder or tenant who installed and operates the cooling water system).
  • risk assessor (the competent person who prepared the Risk Management Plan).
  • duly qualified person (a person who installs, maintains or operates a cooling water system).
  • laboratory.
  • a person employed or engaged by the person who employed or engaged a person that is referred to in any of the above points.

Applying to be an auditor

Persons applying to become auditors of cooling water systems in NSW must submit the following forms and supporting documents with their applications:

  1. Approved Form 5 (Application for approval to audit cooling water systems)
  2. Proof of completion for the TAFE NSW Legionella Control in Cooling Water Systems course or an equivalent qualification (including all transcripts and areas of study)
  3. Certified copies of original certificates, registrations and licences
  4. Curriculum vitae (CV) including contact details of two referees.

Application forms and supporting documents can be sent to either:

Once a person has been approved as an auditor of cooling water systems, they will receive written confirmation and be included on a list of persons approved by NSW Health.

Further information is available in Managing the Approval to Audit Cooling Water Systems Process.

Approved auditors

The name and contact details of approved auditors can be found on the list of NSW Health approved auditors of cooling water systems.

Current as at: Tuesday 26 March 2024
Contact page owner: Environmental Health