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TG4 Scaffold Anchors – Management (1/2 day)

The safe and proper management of anchor testing in scaffolding environments

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Half day


This anchor testing course is specifically aimed towards scaffolding management (estimators, managers, supervisors, foremen and chargehands) who are responsible for the planning of scaffolding with masonry anchors (and similar invasive anchors) for scaffold ties as per NASC Technical Guidance TG4:11.


The aim of this scaffolding training is to give the attendees theoretical knowledge for the planning for the installation of anchor ties, and the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to undertake the tie testing in accordance with National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) Technical Guidance No. 4 (2011).

Course itinerary:

  • Introduction and welcome
  • Introduction and welcome
  • Course objectives
  • Work at Height Regulations 2005 – scaffolding stability
  • NASC TG4 2011
  • Tie frequency and loads
  • Selection of anchors for base materials
  • Role of manufacturers and suppliers of anchors
  • Installation requirements (including training, instruction &
  • Test reports & tie tags
  • Demonstration of the installation of common anchor types
  • Practical exercise – tie testing (preliminary and proof testing)
  • 10 question multiple choice test paper
  • Summary and close.


A Certificate of Training will be issued to all those who complete this scaffolding training course to a satisfactory standard.

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