Public health information for businesses
High risk manufactured water systems
High risk manufactured water systems (HRMWS) such as cooling towers and warm water systems must be registered with Council. Register online using our cool and warm water system online form
Proper maintenance and water treatment greatly decreases the chance of Legionella being in a HRMWS and therefore reduces the risk of Legionnaires' Disease.
Owners and operators of HRMWS must adhere to:
It is also mandatory for systems to be inspected annually.
Forms for annual inspections - Legionella regulations and guidelines - SA Health website
Public swimming pools and spas
Operators of public swimming pools and spas are responsible for ensuring they are kept in accordance with:
Environmental Health Officers conduct regular inspections of public swimming pools and spas to ensure that they don't pose a risk to public health.
If you have any questions or intend to open a facility with a public swimming pool or spa, please contact an Environmental Health Officer on 8397 7444
Hairdressing, beauty and skin penetration businesses
Businesses such as hairdressers, beauty salons, tattooists, body piercers and acupuncturists must comply with:
To ensure these businesses do not pose a risk to public health, they are routinely inspected by Environmental Health Officers.
If you are planning on starting a business of this nature please contact an Environmental Health Officer on 8397 7444 or submit a Hairdressing, beauty and skin penetration notification form
Supported residential facilities (SRFs)
A Supported Residential Facility (SRF) is a facility where residential accommodation is provided together with personal care services - excluding nursing homes.
The Supported Residential Facilities Act and Regulations set out standards that protect people living in this kind of accommodation. Environmental Health Officers are responsible for licencing these facilities.
If you are considering opening a facility like this please contact an Environmental Health Officer on 8397 7444