DRY RISERS

imageA Dry Riser System can be found in premises of 18metres and above, or in low level buildings where there are excessive distances from entrances (45m). A Dry Riser is a system of valves and pipework which can be used to pump water to the upper floors of a building.

Dry Rising mains are designed for use by the Fire and Rescue Service and other trained personnel. They provide a readily available means of delivering considerable quantities of water to extinguish or to prevent the spread of fire.

All buildings which have fire risers must comply with the new British Standard BS9990:2015, should be visually inspected every six months and static pressure tested annually. This pressure test should only be carried out using water, NEVER AIR. The responsibility of ensuring that this test is completed belongs to either the owner of the premises, the Manager or Management Company.

Failure to adhere to the rules and regulations could result in prosecution and may also invalidate your insurance if a fire situation were to occur and the system fails due to a lack of regular maintenance.

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