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BAFE® Registered Schemes

Service & Maintenance of Dry and Wet Riser/Falling Installations

Scheme No. SP105


BAFE SP105 Competency of Organisations for the Service & Maintenance of Dry and Wet Riser/Falling Installations Scheme

For information on the BAFE SP105 assessment and registration process please click here

 

If you require dry riser/wet riser servicing and maintenance works you can find Third Party Certified competent providers that can deliver these services for this by searching the BAFE Fire Safety Register.

 

When using this, you should specify your requirement as 'Dry Riser Maintenance/Wet Riser Maintenance' in the options available. The results will show providers who are Third Party Certified to the BAFE Competency of Organisations for the Service & Maintenance of Dry and Wet Riser/Falling Installations Scheme (BAFE Scheme no. SP105).

 

Please note: The BAFE SP105 Competency of Organisations for the Service & Maintenance of Dry and Wet Riser/Falling Installations Scheme was launched December 2019. Companies that are Third Party Certified to the BAFE SP105 Scheme will appear on the BAFE search feature when BAFE SP105 Scheme Registration is issued.

 

A provider that is Third Party Certified and BAFE registered to this scheme will be able to assist you in the servicing and maintenance of your dry riser/wet riser installations (and falling installations).

BAFE SP105

The BAFE Competency of Organisations for the Service & Maintenance of Dry and Wet Riser/Falling Installations (SP105) Scheme exists to assess that companies are competent (and operate a quality management system) to provide one or more of the following services:

 

  • Dry Riser Servicing/Dry Riser Maintenance - A dry riser is a vertical pipe installed in a building for firefighting purposes, fitted with inlet connections and landing valves at specified points, which is normally dry (empty) but is capable of being charged (filled) with water usually by pumping from Fire and Rescue Service appliances.
  • Wet Riser Servicing/Wet Riser Maintenance – A wet riser is a vertical pipe installed in a building for firefighting purposes and permanently charged (filled) with water from a pressurised supply and fitted with landing valves at specified points (for firefighting hose connection).

 

The result being that when a BAFE SP105 Registered Company services/maintains a dry riser or wet riser they will have the skills required to ensure they are fit for purpose as originally specified and are ready in the event of fire. Furthermore, they will have to demonstrate, through the assessment process, that they completed the work in accordance with the scheme requirements.

 

Each system visit, whether an annual or interim maintenance will require a Certificate of Conformance to be issued in line with scheme requirements to confirm it is in full working order in the event of a fire.

What does BAFE request to determine competence for dry riser servicing/wet riser servicing?

This scheme observes best practice, including working to several British Standards including BS 9990 and BS 5041 (Parts 1 – 5).

 

BS 9990 is the code of practice for non automatic fire-fighting systems in buildings and BS 5041 (Fire hydrant systems equipment) covers multiple specifications for dry and wet risers. It is not the public’s responsibility to know these details, but to be confident that their chosen provider does.

 

All Scheme requirements are noted within the BAFE SP105 Competency of Organizations for the Service & Maintenance of Dry and Wet Riser/Falling Installations Scheme Document

How should I specify this in my requirements for dry riser/wet riser servicing?

Specify: BAFE SP105 Registration for Dry/Wet Riser Service and Maintenance

 

Before you award a contract to a potential service provider, it is important to verify their Third Party Certification/BAFE SP105 Registration for dry riser servicing/wet riser servicing. This is an important step in acting with due diligence, as the Responsible Person/Duty Holder, to ensure you have sourced a competent provider for this specific work.

 

You can verify a company’s Third Party Certification/BAFE SP105 Registration for dry riser servicing/wet riser servicing via the BAFE website or by contacting the BAFE office info@bafe.org.uk / 01608 653 350

 

Please note: The BAFE SP105 Competency of Organisations for the Service & Maintenance of Dry and Wet Riser/Falling Installations Scheme was launched December 2019. Companies that are Third Party Certified to the BAFE SP105 Scheme will appear on the BAFE search feature when BAFE SP105 Scheme Registration is issued.

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