Cooling towers

Cooling towers are used in air conditioning systems or for refrigeration. They use surrounding air to cool water, which in turn will cool the target area.

All cooling towers at Monash University are registered with the Building Commission and managed using Victorian government guidelines. We regularly clean, disinfect and test for total bacterial count and Legionella spp bacteria. We have notification procedures for managing any risks that arise.

Accessing a roof near a cooling tower

You must get a permit to access a roof near a cooling tower. Facilities and Services must arrange to check the status of the cooling tower testing before issuing the permit.