There have been various instances of fixing failures, near misses and even some fatalities. These were caused by various reasons; wrong installation where the end user was not following correct installation procedures, mistakes in design and anchor selection, wrong change of specification without proper assessment overlooking crucial details, wrong testing procedures, break in communication between various parties, just name the few. All this highlights how safety critical anchors are and how vital is to follow the best practice by everyone involved with anchors.
To help everyone to improve safety within the fixing industry and promote safe use of anchors for safety critical applications, Code of Practice for the selection and installation of post-installed anchors was introduced. Our brief BS 8539 introduction video provides quick introduction to this important document, outlines the roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders. Should you wish to obtain more details on this subject, we offer also more comprehensive CPD seminar. Alternative feel fee to contact fischer Technical Department.