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Code of practice

Code of practice for design and installation of anchors.

Code of practice for design and installation of anchors.

Aim

To provide best practice guidance to Designers, Specifiers and Installers of anchors on the requirements and restrictions set out in the relevant statutory provisions in line with the European Technical Approval Guidelines (ETAG).

Why is it needed?

Chemical Anchor Failure

Chemical Anchor Failure
 

Mechanical anchor failure

Mechanical anchor failure

Main points

  • Where possible all anchors used in a structural capacity (safety critical situations) need to have a relevant ETA (European Technical Approval)
  • The roles and responsibilities for all anchor suppliers, anchor designers, contractor/project supervisors and anchor installers are clearly defined.
  • A clear communication and recording process from design to installation is provided.
  • Specification of anchors needs to be explicit and complete, avoiding use of generic terms such as “20mm chemical anchor or similar approved”
  • Supervision and inspection of anchors has to be recorded.
     

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