Councils Environmental Health Officers carry out site inspections of cooling water systems and review related records, RMPs and audit certificates. Compliance with the Public Health Act 2010, Public Health Regulation 2022 and AS 3666 Air-handling and water systems of buildings – Microbial control is checked. This includes:
- physical inspection of the cooling tower; AND
- review of all related records (RMP, audit reports, cleaning, service and maintenance records).
If non-compliances with the requirements of the Public Health Act 2010 are observed, building occupiers/owners can be ordered to comply with the requirements.
Failure to comply with the requirements under the act can result in legal notices, orders, fines, and/or legal proceedings against a building occupier or owner.