Under the Public Health Regulation 2022, a warm water system must not be installed in a hospital unless it is of a kind approved in writing by the Secretary.
The Public Health Regulation 2022 (the Regulation) commenced on 1 September 2022. Changes to the Regulation do not affect the approval of warm water systems. The documents on this page will be updated in due course but may still be used in the meantime.
A list of approved Warm Water Systems including TMVs is published by NSW Health.
The specifications and process for approving systems are described in the following documents:
Policy Directive: Water - Requirements for the provision of cold and heated water [PD2015_008] contains requirements for the provision of cold and heated water to be observed by hospitals, as defined in the Public Health Act 2010, to manage the risk of Legionella and to prevent scalding. A thermostatic mixing valve commissioning and/or maintenance report is provided in
Occupiers are responsible for ensuring that the local government authority is notified of an installation or change in particulars of a warm water system, using
Approved Form 6: Notification of installation or change in particulars.
Inspection tools have been developed by the NSW Ministry of Health to support local government authorities and public health units to carry out inspections regarding installation and maintenance of warm water systems.Industry stakeholders may also wish to use these tools to ensure they are meeting their obligations under the Public Health Act 2010 and the Public Health Regulation 2022.
Visit our Forms and templates page for an improvement notice, prohibition order and certificate of clearance template.