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#1 Posted : 28 February 2024 09:28:26(UTC)
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Hi Folks,

Was wondering if anyone had ever tried to fulfil point 9.4 in the JCOP Fire Prevention On Construction Sites, and how this done? Is it just a case of turning on a hydrant or is there a specific pressure test for this?

9.4 In the case of high fire risk sites, following the agreement for water supplies with the fire and rescue service (see 7.2), on-site water flow should be tested and recorded before work commences and thereafter every three months, at which time all valves should be exercised.

#2 Posted : 28 February 2024 11:03:06(UTC)
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I have to say I don't know the answer but I would not expect a building contractor to possess the equipment needed for carrying out the required tests and record pressures and flow.

As a former firefighter I was regularly testing the Dry Risers on the many tower blocks in our station area.  Unsure if this still happens or do plumbing contractors do it.

I suggest contacting the local Fire & Rescue Service for further information.

In the wake of the Grenfell tragedy I would expect written records of pressure and flow tests to be called upon in any similar tragedy.

#3 Posted : 05 March 2024 08:37:16(UTC)
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Thanks firesafety101 for the feedback. Yeah, I'm really struggling to find any information on how this is done on a construction site. I'll put out a contact to the local FRS and see what information I can get back.

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