Dry Riser & Fire Hydrant Specialists

Dry Risers Testing

The 2015 British Standards BS9990 recommend that a visual dry riser test is carried out every six  months.

This is to ensure that there are no obvious signs of damage or vandalism and that they are in good working order.  It is a legal requirement that all Dry Riser Installations undergo and pass a more in-depth dry riser test safety inspection every 12 months.

The importance of a working dry riser can not be underestimated. Hundreds of lives are saved as a result of the fire brigade successfully using dry riser installations in their fight against fire.

It is important to note that if there is ever a fire, the person responsible for the building i.e. the property owner, landlord or facilities manager, will need to show that all dry risers located in the building have been tested annually and that there is a valid certificate of compliance in place.

If it is dry riser testing you require, our experienced engineers can test your dry riser installation to ensure that it conforms to the latest British Standards and relevant building regulations.  The 6 month dry riser test is a visual test which checks for any damage, vandalism and obvious faults the dry riser installation may show.  Dry Risers Direct can replace or repair any faulty parts to give you peace of mind.

The Annual dry riser testing involves a physical testing of the dry riser installation.  This includes a hydraulic pressure test to 12 bar (175psi), using a fire service approved hose and water pump for a minimum of 15 minutes.  Our engineers carry out an initial air pressure test first to reduce the risk of a flooding should the dry riser leak.

A comprehensive test of all valves, washers, seals, inlet and outlet valves is carried out along with a check of the dry riser Cabinets and Signage.

Following a dry riser test or a dry riser service, we will issue you with a Certificate for your records.

All our dry riser testing conforms to BS9990 (for detailed information of our testing dry riser service please contact us on 0800 689 4034)

Dry Risers Direct will issue you with a valid test certificate stating that the dry riser installation has been successfully tested and complies with British Safety Standards BS9990:2015.

Dry Risers Direct offer a comprehensive testing service which complies with the new code of practice for non-automatic fire-fighting systems in buildings, the British Standard BS9990:2015.

Please call or email service@dryrisersdirect.co.uk to obtain a quotation or to book a service slot.

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We have two Dry Risers in Anglesey, both of which had been neglected for a long period of time. Initially I was informed that both Dry Risers were in need of fairly major repair work. I contacted Dry Risers Direct and they responded in a professional, helpful manner, without fuss or delay. They completed an initial survey of both Dry Risers and proposed alternate options which would avoid unnecessary expense, extensive repair work, extensive building work and would be completed in time to satisfy the Fire Service. To my and the Directors delight they fulfilled all their promises and today we have two fully functional, air tight and Certified Dry Risers.

John Batson, Property ManagerGlyn Garth Court

To whom it may concern, I have been asked to give a reference for Dry Risers Direct. I would have no hesitation in using again or recommending this company. The were punctual, clean, tidy and pragmatic. There were several challenging issues within our existing building that some other companies were daunted by. Adrian and his team displayed a wealth of experience to accomplish our project and meet stringent building control regulations. I look forward to working with Dry Risers Direct on our next project

Colin Gorman, Managing DirectorCullion Developments


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