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Dry Riser Testing & Servicing frequency

22 - 02 - 2022

Dry Riser Testing & Servicing frequency

Servicing Requirements for Dry Risers


Dry Riser Maintenance frequency:

  • Dry risers are required to have a 6 monthly visual check,
  • Every 12 months a water test should be carried out to 12 bar for 15 minutes.

This is a legal requirement dictated by BS9990:2015 which is the British Standard that details requirements for dry riser testing and maintenance in the UK.

The 6 monthly visual check which is primarily an anti theft or anti vandalism check. This should be carried out by a competent person with the records stored in a safe place, should they be required by the local authorities. The annual water test should be carried out to 12 bar for 15 minutes. A professional company with the correct equipment, processes and H&S records should be utilised.

Dry Riser testing frequency and dry riser maintenance requirements: Dry Risers Direct know the answer and are here to help.

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