NSW HEALTH DEPARTMENT - NEW LEGISLATION REQUIREMENTS 

Regulatory changes to the management of water-cooling systems

An amendment to the Public Health Regulation 2012 was published on 1 December, with the new requirements to commence on 1 January 2018.

Under this amendment the occupier of premises that contain a water-cooling system must ensure:

  • All water-cooling systems undergo monthly testing for Legionella & Heterotrophic colony count
  • Reportable test results of Legionella count 1000 cfu/mL and heterotrophic colony count 5,000,000 cfu/mL are notified to the local government authority for that area.

    2017 NSW Public Health Regulation Amendment 2017 NSW Public Health Regulation Amendment (149 KB)


 

 

 

 

 

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