Dry Risers

Dry riser systems are a crucial safety feature in tall buildings, as they allow firefighters to easily access and fight fires on upper floors. To ensure that dry riser systems are effective in an emergency, they must be regularly inspected and maintained in accordance with UK regulations.

Maintenance Requirements

The maintenance requirements for dry riser systems in the UK typically include an annual pressure test and inspection by a qualified engineer. During this test, the entire system is checked for leaks, and the pressure is measured to ensure that the system can deliver an adequate water supply to the upper floors of the building. In addition to annual testing, dry riser systems must be visually inspected every six months to ensure that all valves, connections, and signage are present and in good condition.

Proper maintenance of dry riser systems is essential to ensure the safety of building occupants and firefighters in the event of a fire.


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