Fire hydrants are installed primarily for use by the Fire & Rescue Service (FRS) to rapidly secure a water supply to extinguish a fire in the vicinity. Fire hydrants may also be installed for other purposes that allow a water supplier access to the pressurised water network.
The water supplier is responsible for installing and maintaining fire hydrants that are in the public domain. This is done on behalf of the FRS. Private fire hydrants can be installed by water suppliers or private companies and the responsibility for maintenance and testing lies with the site owner, occupier or operator. Examples of private sites would be universities, hospitals, retail parks and distribution centres.
Fire hydrants, private or public need to be maintained so that they will be ready for use and readily accessible by the FRS. The installation and maintenance should be carried out in accordance with BS 750-2012. The maintenance and testing should be carried out annually and should include the following:
- Inspection of
- Cover and frame
- Surrounding area
- Pit and valve
- Indicator plate
- Flow test
- Static pressure test
All work carried out by Abbey Fire (UK) Ltd is followed up by individual hydrant reports and test/compliance certificates. Should any remedial work be required a quote will be submitted with the certification.
We carry out Fire Hydrant maintenance nationally and to all types of installation. Should you require further information our highly experienced team of ex firefighters would be pleased to talk to you.