The Public Health Regulation 2012 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)
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:
- Approved Form 5 (Application for approval to audit cooling water systems)
- 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)
- Certified copies of original certificates, registrations and licences
- 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.