Anchor Bolt Certification Course

Anchor Placement

Duration: 1 day

Cost:  £160.00 plus VAT

Ratio:  1 to 6

Venue:  Blairgowrie; Tayside Mountain Rescue Team Base 


This course will enable work personnel to install, test and certify a range of Hilti mechanical and chemically fixed anchors in accordance with BS7883 – personal protection against falls from height. This course is ideal for work place personnel who are responsible for: inspection, testing, and placement of class 1 eyebolt anchors for fall protection.

Examples of personnel include: eyebolt installation engineers; emergency service and rescue personnel; safety surveyors; and adventure sport safety personnel.

Eyebolt anchors must conform to BS795 standards including testing.

Prerequisites:  This course requires no previous experience, however, participants must be a minimum age of 18 years.

Content of course: A thorough understanding of the following legislation:

  • BS EN 795 1997 – personal protection against falls from height
  • BS 7883 2005 – code of practice for design, selection, installation and maintenance of anchors
  • BS EN 365 1993 – Personal protective equipment against falls from height WAH 2005
  • Workplace; health, safety and welfare 1992, types of falls from height using PPE
  • Selection of Hilti anchors
  • Methods of fixings mechanical/resin
  • Location of anchors
  • Structural requirements
  • Testing requirements
  • H&S during installation
  • Hilti equipment used for installation and testing

Assessment format:

  • Short exam paper – open book from course materials
  • 4 short practical scenario’s


A certificate of training and assessment components will be issued. The course has a 2 year validation.

climbworksafety ltd recommend a 1 day update refresher/assessment every 2 years.

All of our courses fall within scope of BS8454:2006 which provides recommendations and guidance on the delivery of training and education for work at height, including rescue.  It is applicable to training for work which falls within the scope of the Work at Height Regulations 2005. The standard is applicable to training for work at height in an industrial context, including work at height in factories and in the construction, civil engineering and cleaning sectors, all climb industries courses are delivered in accordance with those standards.