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Are you taking a risk with your anchors.

The main causes of fixing failures include:

◾ Selecting the wrong type of anchor

◾ The anchor specification being changed without proper consideration

◾ Poor installation

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.

What is BS8539:2012?

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.

How can I ensure I select the right fixings for the job?

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

Why use ETA approved anchors?

◾Recommended by the BS8539:2012 code of practice

◾The liabilities of specifiers and installers are safeguarded

◾Comprehensive test regimes and assessment criteria mean that installation safety is assured

◾Performance values can be relied upon

◾Production controls in place to ensure products supplied have the same performance as during the testing process

◾Installers benefit from clear installation instructions that manufacturers are obliged to provide

DP Building Systems offer a free technical team to offer Walraven ETA approved anchors, please contact technical@dpbuildingsystems.co.uk or Click Here