The Dry Riser system is part of a building’s overall fire safety strategy and under the RRO (Regulatory Reform Order 2005/6) must be maintained in accordance with BS9990:2015, the British Standard that regulate design, installation, testing and maintenance of dry risers. This ensures that Dry Riser system is in efficient working order and in good repair to safeguard the relevant persons within the building. The building occupants’ safety relies on your regular maintenance of the Dry Riser system.
Dry Risers are a key piece of firefighting and protection equipment for tall buildings. They are designed to deliver considerable quantities of water, quickly, high up into the building. However, like all equipment it needs to be maintained not only for wear and tear age related failure, but also vandalism. Therefor it is essential to have them regularly maintained and serviced, which is why it is a legal requirement. Fire and Safety Solutions carry out a full yearly pressure test plus a 6 monthly visual check to ensure the equipment is serviceable and adheres to the British Standard Code of Practice BS9990:2015.
We operate in in the following areas: London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Kent, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex and Surrey
Dry risers need to be pressure tested once a year up to 10 bar for a minimum of 15 minutes, this is the only effective way of testing the equipment. The breeching connector at Ground Floor or at Fire Service Access Level, along with Landing Valves and outlets are checked for leaks or faults. If any of the parts require replacement, we will re-test the system again before it is signed off as safe and the certificate given to the Responsible Person.
A flow test is carried out to ensure that when jets are in operation a suitable running pressure is still available within the system. This ensure that there are no blockages in the system.
To ensure there isn’t a long period of time between tests, there is a requirement by BS9990:2006 that the dry riser system is visually inspected every 6 months by a trained and qualified fire safety expert to check for any obvious damage, missing parts or faults which would need to be replaced in order to make the dry riser safe and effective.
Our management & maintenance teams can help you put together service logs & testing schedules to ensure you meet this statutory requirement and ensure your building’s system is compliant.
Intelligent Security and Fire also provide a Dry Riser system repair service for existing systems regardless of the make or model.
For more information regarding the Dry Riser maintenance service or Dry Riser system repair service we provide or to book an engineer, please contact our customer service team today.