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TG4 Scaffold Anchors – Operatives (1/2 day)

Scaffold anchor testing safety course

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Half day


This anchor testing course is specifically aimed towards scaffolding operatives who are responsible for the installation of masonry anchors (and similar invasive anchors) for scaffold ties as per NASC Technical Guidance TG4:11.

This scaffolding safety training is eligible for CITB Training Grant Aid to those within scope.


The purpose of this scaffolding safety course is to give the attendees both theoretical and practical knowledge to enable them to install common anchor ties, and an appreciation of ties testing in accordance with National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) Technical Guidance No. 4 (2011).

Course itinerary:

  • Introduction and welcome
  • Course objectives
  • Work at Height Regulations 2005 – scaffolding stability
  • NASC TG4 2011
  • Tie frequency and loads
  • Selection of anchors (theory)
  • Installation in practice
  • Tie testing (preliminary and proof testing)
  • Test reports & tie tags
  • Practical exercise for the installation of common anchor
  • Tie testing demonstration
  • 10 question multiple choice test paper
  • Summary and close.


This course is eligible for CITB Training Grant Aid to those within scope.


All successful delegates who complete this anchor testing course to a satisfactory standard will receive a Certificate of Training.

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