Hydrants & Dry Risers
Risers are installed to ensure the availability of large quantities of water to the Emergency Services when attending to a fire in a building over 18 metres in height.
To ensure the effectiveness of this solution, Risers must be tested annually to ensure the system is sufficiently pressurised to deliver the water when needed.
Ensuring that the Riser system for your building is in good working order is a legal requirement and there are severe penalties should your Riser not work when it is needed.
Fire hydrants are an integral part of our national fire safety infrastructure. They are utilised by the fire brigade to access water from the local mains supply.
Primarily located in public footways or highways they are typically installed, owned and maintained by water companies or local fire authorities. However, when fire hydrants are located on private or commercial property the maintenance responsibility lies with you.
Underground fire hydrants require regular inspection and maintenance in accordance with BS 9990. This ensures 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.
We can inspect and test installed hydrants annually to ensure the water pressure and flow rate are adequate.