Dry Risers & Fire Hydrants

 

We provide scheduled maintenance and testing to wet and dry rising fire mains and fire hydrants in accordance with BS9990. Fire Brigade equipment can also be supplied.

Dry Riser Inspection & Maintenance

We provide scheduled maintenance and testing to wet and dry rising fire mains and fire hydrants in accordance with BS9990. Fire Brigade equipment can also be supplied.

Don’t get caught out in an emergency fire situation. Without fully working wet and dry risers this could pose considerable threat to loss of life and property. Without regular testing and maintenance of your wet and dry risers you wont know if they will operate effectively when most needed.

They do help saves lives and you could be prosecuted if they have not been regularly tested and inspected in accordance with relevant standards.

We carry out inspection and maintenance of wet and dry risers in many different types of environments.  Please contact one of our expert team for more information.

All of our work complies to British Standards – BS9990:2006.

We operate with a purpose built dry riser testing vehicle. Testing is carried out annually by our skilled technicians and also includes the six monthly visual inspections as required by BS9990. Our technicians cordon off the areas affected by the testing, making it safe and the inspect the system mechanically prior to the system being filled and pressurised. Once the dry riser system has been tested, we drain the system, making it secure with padlocks and straps, and then issue the appropriate certification.

Underground hydrants also require regular inspection and occasional maintenance to ensure that they will work in an emergency. Since 1989, it has been the responsibility of a building’s owner / occupier to keep its hydrant systems in working order.  See our fire hydrants section

Dry & Wet Rising Mains

Dry and wet rising mains are intended for use by the Fire Brigade or other trained personnel. They provide a readily available means of delivering considerable quantities of water to extinguish or to prevent the spread of fire.

Dry risers are vertical mains fitted into staircase enclosures or other suitable positions, with outlet valves on each floor and inlets at ground level to enable the fire brigade to connect to the water supply.

Wet risers are pipes that are kept permanently charged with water, either from a storage tank (via a boost pump) or direct from the mains water supply.

Fire Hydrants

 

Fire hydrants are used by Fire Brigades to provide a supply of water in the vicinity for fighting fires. Mostly they are located in public footways or highways and are owned, installed and maintained by water companies.

Where fire hydrants are located on private property the responsibility for maintenance is with the owner, occupier or operator of the site.

Typical examples of sites where this would be applicable are hospitals, university campuses, large warehouse & distribution sites, retail parks, private industrial estates, major manufacturing facilities etc.

Underground hydrants require regular inspection and occasional maintenance in accordance with BS9990 to ensure that they will work in an emergency situation allowing the fire brigade to connect their hoses in the vicinity of the fire to access water more easily. Fire hydrants should be inspected and tested once per year to ensure the water pressure and flow rate are adequate, the results should be recorded. Since 1989, it has been the responsibility of a building’s owner / occupier to keep its hydrant systems in working order.

We carry out inspection and maintenance of fire hydrants.  For more information about our service please contact us today.

Basildon Office

2 Hornsby Square

Southfield Business Park

Basildon, Essex, SS15 6SD

Birmingham Office

141 Tat Bank Road

Oldbury

West Midlands, B69 4NH