(The material on this page do not contain the changes due to the commencement of the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2019)

This guide is designed to assist industry to develop risk management plans control Legionella growth in cooling towers, particularly where the system is relatively simple in design and construction. Legionella bacteria can be spread through aerosol spray and cause outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease, a potentially fatal form of pneumonia.

The guide was originally published in 2001 as part of the Victorian Legionella Risk Management Strategy. It has been updated to reflect new laws and comments from stakeholders.

A guide to developing risk management plans for cooling tower systems can be read online and is available for download. It has:

  • 11 sections
  • 9 appendixes
  • abbreviations list, a glossary and a bibliography.