CFA 8539 Forms

CFA 8539 Forms

In order to assist stakeholders in the implementation of BS 8539:2012 Code of practice for the selection and installation of post-installed anchors in concrete and masonry, the CFA has published a series of forms designed to speed up the various stages of selecting an anchor, to help make sure the correct information is gathered and to facilitate its communication to other stakeholders as appropriate during the life of the fixing from selection through acquisition to installation, testing and commissioning.

These forms include fields that may be filled in on your pc, the form can be saved and then emailed to another stakeholder.

The CFA has also designed a suite of forms to be completed by testers who carry out site tests to the recommendations of BS 8539 and the CFA Guidance Note. These forms are not available generally but only to Associate members of the CFA who are Approved Testers and emply Competent Testers who have attended free training at the CFA Academy.



CFA Form 8539/01 Design Information
This form assists the Specifier to assemble all the information required to procede with the selection process. It may form the basis of his/her own selection or it may be forwarded to a supplier (manufacturer or distributor) of anchors to enable them to provide a recommendation.

CFA Form 8539/02a Anchor Specification
Once the specifier has selected the required anchor BS8539 recommends that the full detail be communicated to the contractor and installer. This form facilitates that. If he has chosen an anchor based on the recommendation of a supplier provided on Form 8539/02b then this can be referred to within this form and appended to it. The Specifier must satisfy themselves that the recommended anchor fulfills the application criteria as they remain rsponsible for it, as is made clear in BS 8539.

CFA Form 8539/02b Anchor Recommendation
If a supplier is asked to recommend a suitable fixing he should request the application details on Form 01 and confirm his recommendation using this form. Completing this form does not make the supplier the specifier or responsible for the specification.

CFA Form 8539/03 Installation Certificate
The BS recommends that someone acting on behalf of the contractor, a supervisor or even the installer, certifies that the correct anchor - as specified - has been installed in the correct locations and in accordance with the manufacturer's installation instructions. This form provides a format for doing that.

CFA Form 8539/04 Test Request
If site tests are needed, either to determine the Allowable Resistance of an anchor in cases where no such data is available from the manufacturer or to validate the quality of installation by Proof Tests, this form helps to make sure all the right information is available to the testing company.

CFA Form 8539/05 Compliance Checklist
BS 8539 contains many recommendations and for the successful selection, installation and commissioning of any safety critical anchor there are various key stages that should be completed by various stakeholders. This form sets out a simple checklist that may be used by anyone with an overall interest in a project, be they a Clerk of Works, Project Manager or Building Control Officer, to keep track of which stages have been completed and which need chasing up.


CFA 8539 Forms
CFA Form 8539/01 Design Information
CFA Form 8539/02a Anchor Specification
CFA Form 8539/02b Anchor Recommendation
CFA Form 8539/03 Installation Certificate
CFA Form 8539/04 Test Request
CFA Form 8539/05 Compliance checklist
CFA CPD Seminar request form

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