Are you doing everything you can to prevent Legionnaires’ disease at your facility?
Building owners need a reliable way to prevent their cooling tower systems from making headlines due to an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, which has seen cases quadruple since 2000. While inspection, cleaning, and disinfection of your cooling tower can help, the most effective way to prevent an outbreak is through a water management program. Best practices for such a program are detailed in the NSF P453 protocol and ASHRAE 188 standards, including routine and long term system maintenance procedures. UL will perform an independent audit of your program to ensure it meets these criteria and is being appropriately followed. A report will be issued after each audit detailing compliance with the protocol and any related regulations.
Why should I have a third party audit of my cooling tower management program?
A well thought out water management plan that is not properly implemented or continuously followed becomes a major liability during an outbreak. Further, UL can help facilities achieve compliance to city, state, and federal cooling tower management requirements. Third-party audits mitigate risk, demonstrate compliance, and protect your brand.
Who should use this protocol?
Owners and operators of hospitals, healthcare facilities, hotels and any other buildings with cooling tower water systems should use this protocol to ensure their cooling tower water management program meets best practices. UL will confirm compliance and report implementation though quarterly third-party audits.
Why choose UL?
UL is the leading voice for global safety and is trusted widely by regulators and authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs). Our extensive network of auditors allows us to provide strong, localized customer service and a cost effective solution to your cooling tower auditing needs.