The main causes of fixing failures include:
If you make any of these mistakes, the British Standard Code of Practice BS8539:2012 states that you could be held accountable in the event of a fixing failure. There are many instances of fixing failures causing serious injury and death, which led to the introduction of this code of practice.
It is a code of practice for the selection and installation of post-installed anchors in concrete and masonry. It covers every aspect of the correct use of fixings drilled into concrete and masonry for safety critical applications.
If you are a specifier, distributor, contractor, installer or tester, your roles and responsibilities in the use of construction fixings are set out in this British Standard. See http://www.the-cfa.co.uk/publications-and-downloads/8539-toolkit/for full details.
The code recommends the use of anchors with a European Technical Approval (ETA). Walraven supply only ETA approved anchors. It is important to note that not all anchors on the market are ETA approved.
Approved products – A full range of fully ETA approved anchors*
Specifiers – Technical support with correct fixing selections and the provision of calculation software
Contractors/installers – On site support including toolbox talks, training and pull tests
Distributors – Give you peace of mind knowing that Walraven anchors are ETA approved and therefore meet the standards required by BS5839:2012
* Excludes Brass anchor
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