Sample Method Statements

Method Statements from the CFA

If anchors are not installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions the anchor may not function, it may not support the load it was designed for and may therefore fail. The potential consequences range from injury to the death of construction workers or building users.

Ideally installers should be trained in the correct installation procedure - suppliers and manufacturers should be prepared to train installers on site (the CFA offers certified Competent Installer Training - contact us for details).

If training is not available the manufacturer's instructions should be followed.

The CFA's series of Sample Method Statements has been devised to supplement the manufacturer's installation instructions which are sometimes necessarily compact in format as they are often provided on packaging.  As well as diagrams of the installation steps written instructions are provided in which we point out key things to pay particular attention to. On page 2 of each SMS we have included a list of the information which should be available to the installer before starting the job plus an equipment check list. The most common fixing types are covered.
Members of the Construction Fixings Association already supply - with the product - instructions for the correct installation of their anchors which should take precedence over CFA Sample Method Statements. More detailed method statements are also available from most of them on request. Most also offer on site training in how to install their products - go to the Full Members page for their contact details.

Method Statements
SMS Resin Capsule Anchors : Spin-In type
SMS Resin Injection Anchors : Concrete
SMS Resin Injection Anchors : Solid Masonry
SMS Resin Injection Anchors : Hollow Materials
SMS Throughbolts
SMS Shield Anchors
SMS Drop-in anchors
SMS Self-Tapping (Concrete) Screws
SMS Heavy duty (Thick-walled sleeve) expansion anchors
SMS Thin-walled sleeve anchors

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