An AEFAC Certified Anchor Installer has demonstrated the ability to understand and execute Manufacturer’s Installation Instructions on how to properly install anchors. The certified installer must be capable of assessing ambient conditions, concrete condition, materials, equipment, and tools for installing mechanical and chemical anchors. The certified installer must also demonstrate when it is necessary to consult a supervisor or project engineer during installation.
This certification program is based on the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Adhesive Anchor Installer Program but it has been extended to include mechanical anchors and adapted for Australian practice.
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Certified Anchor Installer Registration Form
To register for certification, please complete the form below and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Certified Anchor Installer listing
The listing of the current AEFAC certified anchor installers is provided below.
An AEFAC Certified Anchor Installer will be able to demonstrate the following with the assistance of the Manufacturer’s Installation Instructions:
- Ability to understand and follow instructions
- Understand how to assess site conditions that impact installation (moisture in holes, drilling method, obstructions such as reinforcement, temperature of product and substrate, etc.)
- Demonstrate proper cleaning technique and hole preparation
- Demonstrate proper selection and assembly of equipment for the installation of injection-type and capsule-type chemical anchors
- Assess product storage conditions and shelf life, including when the product should be rejected
- Demonstrate proper mixing technique
- Successful application of product in holes at various orientations (including vertical overhead) to the required depth using proper technique and equipment to minimise air voids
- Proper technique to install the anchor element in the chemical product to minimise air voids
- Recognise time limits for mixing, installation, positioning of anchor element and curing time
- Demonstrate the protection required of the anchor during curing
- Successfully tighten fixture to anchor at the appropriate time and to the correct installation torque
- Written examination: A closed book exam comprising 65 multiple choice or true/false questions for completion within 60 minutes. A comprehensive training manual is provided covering all assessment material
- Practical demonstration: A two part process testing the individual’s competence with the installation of chemical anchor systems including assembly of tools and equipment, proper drilling and cleaning technique, proper injection technique and correct setting of the anchor component.
A maximum of two trials are permitted for each part of the practical examination. The examiner will advise the installer of a pass/fail outcome and advise on the error(s) made.
- Part 1 focuses on vertical down installation,
- Part 2 focuses on overhead installation using the retaining cap and piston plug methods.
In the event that the applicant fails either the written or practical examination, the applicant will be allowed a one year period within which they can arrange to be re-assessed on the failed component(s). If the one year period lapses prior to a successful re-assessment, the applicant will be required to re-sit the entire examination.