Fire, Security & Life Safety Systems
Fire Hydrant Testing
In the event of a fire emergency, hydrants serve as the primary water supply source for firefighting operations. As such, UK law dictates that commercial property owners must carry out annual fire hydrant testing.
Regular testing ensures that these vital fail-safes are in proper working order, providing an uninterrupted flow of water at the required pressure when needed the most. This is not something to take any chances with.
Looking for a reputable fire hydrant testing provider in Yorkshire? Robinsons Facilities Services is an expert in industrial property fire safety. We offer reliable commercial fire hydrant testing across Yorkshire. Get in touch to request a free quote.
What is Fire Hydrant Testing?
Fire hydrant testing is an essential part of fire safety standards in the UK. It involves inspecting, maintaining, and assessing hydrants to ensure they are working properly. This covers the following:
- Regular fire hydrant inspections and maintenance to identify and address leaks, damages, or other issues that could affect its performance.
- Flow testing to measure the water flow rate and pressure, making sure it meets the local fire protection requirements.
- Hydrant pressure testing to assess if the hydrant can maintain the required pressure levels.
- Hydrant tagging to indicate if the fire hydrant has passed testing
It’s important to note that underground hydrants also require regular inspections.
Why Do Fire Hydrant Safety Checks Matter?
Hydrant maintenance services are important to your business or commercial property for a number of reasons. These include:
- Public health: Hydrant Annual testing ensures that they are working correctly. That way, they can perform effectively in the event of a fire emergency.
- Compliance with UK law: Failure to maintain and test fire hydrants can lead to fines or legal consequences for commercial property managers and businesses.
- Insurance requirements: Many UK insurers require commercial property owners to undergo regular fire protection equipment testing. And those who don’t comply may incur higher premiums.
The Legalities of Fire Code Compliance Testing in the UK
The UK has stringent fire safety regulations that all businesses must adhere to. Regular hydrant testing is mandated by local fire authorities to ensure that companies are taking necessary precautions to protect their property and employees.
Testing must be carried out annually and is the responsibility of the private property owners in the UK where fire hydrants are situated. British Standards and Building Regulations outline these responsibilities within BS9990:2015.
In addition, UK laws underscore that hydrant compliance testing should be carried out by a competent professional. That’s why so many UK businesses rely on our commercial fire testing services.
Fire hydrants are a fundamental part of any fire safety strategy. By conducting routine testing, businesses can rest assured that their hydrants will function optimally during a fire incident. And therefore reducing the risk of property damage and potential loss of life.
Robinsons Facilities Services Fire Hydrant Testing
We understand the critical role that fire hydrants play in safeguarding lives and property. And we pride ourselves on being one of Yorkshire’s leading fire safety service providers.
Our fire hydrant testing service is designed to help UK businesses meet their fire safety obligations and maintain their fire protection systems. You know you’re in good hands with us. Here’s what you can expect from us:
Our team consists of highly trained and certified technicians with extensive experience in fire safety and hydrant testing. They have the expertise to conduct thorough and accurate tests on your fire hydrants.
Comprehensive testing procedures
We follow industry best practices and adhere to all relevant regulations while conducting hydrant testing. Our comprehensive testing procedures include flow rate measurement, pressure checks, and visual inspections.
We use advanced testing equipment to ensure precise measurements and reliable results. Our equipment is regularly calibrated to maintain accuracy.
After completing the testing process, we provide you with a detailed report outlining the condition of your fire hydrants, any identified issues, and recommended actions for maintenance or repairs.
Robinsons Facilities Services can work with your Yorkshire-based business to maintain fire hydrant systems within the legal requirements. We can also provide you with a fire risk assessment to help you identify any other fire safety measures that you may need.
Please call 01423 226578 for more information about our full range of fire safety services.
Fire Hydrant Testing FAQs
Our fire equipment maintenance service involves:
- Flow testing
- Pit condition
- Pressure test in BAR
- Appropriate signage
- Other custom services
We offer a full range of fire safety compliance services to protect your commercial property and the people in it.
UK law requires annual fire hydrant testing. If you are on one of our planned preventative maintenance contracts, we can book your testing well in advance to ensure you meet your legal requirements.
Fire hydrants need maintenance and inspection in accordance with BS9990.
The cost of fire hydrant testing varies depending on the number of hydrants on your property, their accessibility, and the provider you choose. On average, you can expect to pay between £150 for a single hydrant test and several thousand pounds for long-term maintenance contracts.
When looking for a reliable fire equipment maintenance company, start with some online research. In particular, check providers’ websites to see if they offer comprehensive information on the service. Next, look for testimonials from clients to vouch for the reliability of the company. Finally, verify that the provider has all the necessary certifications and complies with British Standards.