Dry/wet risers are intended for the use of the Fire Service to provide a readily available means of delivering considerable quantities of water to extinguish or to prevent the spread of fire. If your fire risk assessment concludes that you may need the intervention of the Fire Service to fight a fire, you must ensure that your riser systems or hydrants are working properly.
As a dry riser maintainer, we ensure that all our work is compliant with British Standards BS9990 : 2015 and meets all the required legal regulations. BS9990 recommend that a dry riser has a visual test every 6 months and it is a legal requirement that dry risers are wet tested to 12 bar annually.
We also issue a Certificate of Compliance for all Dry Riser systems when they pass the annual dry riser testing. Any maintenance can be carried out where required, to ensure
that your dry riser installation meets all the requirements to pass the annual test required by the relevant legislation
Dry/wet risers are often called Rising Mains
system of valves and pipework which enables the Fire Service to pump water on to upper floors of a building. These pipes are empty until pressurised with water from the fire engine.
A system of pipework and valves which are kept permanently pressurised with water to be used at any time by trained staff