FTS Fire Hydrant Testing and Inspection Service

Since 1989, fire hydrants located on private property remain the responsibility of the property owner, or person who manages that property. It is their legal responsibility to maintain the fire hydrants and keep them in good working order.

Fire hydrants should be subject to an inspection every six months and a full test and inspection annually to ensure the hydrant remains ready and in working condition for Fire Brigade use.

FTS provide a fully comprehensive inspection and testing service. In accordance with BS9990:2015 & BS750:2012 our qualified service engineers would ensure your site fire hydrants are fully serviceable, in good working condition and have been pressure and flow tested.

As part of our comprehensive fire hydrant testing and inspection service, the following are included as standard;

Above ground

Visual inspection of hydrant frame, cover, surface surrounding the hydrant, hydrant indicator plate.

Below ground

Inspection of hydrant chamber and hydrant itself for signs of leaks or any other defects which may affect its ability to deliver water for firefighting purposes.

Static pressure test

This checks the pressure at which the water is dispensed from the system.

Flow test

This checks that a sufficient volume of water is being dispensed from the system.


On completion of inspection and testing a database is provided for audit purposes.

For a comprehensive breakdown and for more information about our Fire Hydrant Testing, click here and we would be happy to assist you and your business.

“We recently engaged the services of FTS to carry out a site wide Fire Risk Assessment, advise on fire strategy and a range of training for general fire safety and emergency responders.

We will continue to use FTS as a preferred partner for the provision of technical and practical support and would highly recommend FTS services”


~ Helen S – 6th September

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