Health and safety guidelines for self-management of shallow geothermal bore systems

We have produced guidance intended to assist owners or managers to self-manage their shallow geothermal bore systems. It is aimed primarily at hotel and motel owners who have geothermally heated swimming pools or mineral pools, or plant such as steam boxes.

These guidelines apply to shallow geothermal bores, which are defined as wells not exceeding 150 metres in depth, and covers the entire system from production to re-injection.

Self-management of shallow geothermal bore systems  (PDF 213 KB)

While this guidance has not been updated to reflect current work health and safety legislation (the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and regulations), it may still contain relevant information and practices to keep workers and others healthy and safe.

Please read this guidance in conjunction with all relevant industry standards that apply to you as a PCBU. This guidance will be progressively reviewed and either updated, replaced with other guidance, or revoked.