Reusable anchor, size M16. To use: drill a hole that does not exceed 20mm diameter. Then remove debris and dirt from the drilled hole. Ensure the reusable anchor is loosely fastened about 2/3 turns and sits properly in the hole by gently tapping with a hammer. Ensure proper tightening of correct torque of 12 Nm (about three turns). Ensure the brick or concrete is fully cured.
It is 40 years since the Health and Safety at Work Act received Royal Assent, providing a new regulatory framework for workplace health and safety in Great Britain. The simple premise is that, ‘All workers are entitled to work in environments where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled. Under health and safety law, the primary responsibility for this is down to employers. Employers have a duty to consult with their employees, or their representatives, on health and safety matters.’ The interpretation and implementation of this directive is the business of all the other organisations concerned with the industry, ensuring that these conditions are constantly being met.
With particular regard to scaffolding, the HSE states, ‘It is a requirement of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 that unless a scaffold is assembled to a generally recognised standard configuration, eg NASC Technical Guidance TG20 for tube and fitting scaffolds or similar guidance from manufacturers of system scaffolds, the scaffold should be designed by bespoke calculation, by a competent person, to ensure it will have adequate strength, rigidity and stability while it is erected, used and dismantled.’