When one of our customer’s procurement manager asked could we provide the testing service my first thoughts were yes, no problem, a typical salesperson’s reaction, of course then I had to think about what I had just committed to do. There is quite a bit that needs to be considered, just rocking up to a site with a testing kit in hand will not cut it. So, after careful consideration the following were the main points to cover:
- Test Kit Manufacturer
- Test Kit Training
- Site Access
- Product knowledge
- Substrate knowledge
Ian Craig at HydraJaws listened to my needs and recommended what he believes to be the best Testing Kit in their range. Ian has many years in the testing sector and is hugely respected within the trade. The kit he recommended was Model 2000 Deluxe Duty Tester, I felt a bit like Harry Potter must have when getting his Nimbus 2000 Broom Stick.
Ian spent a half day training me. He gave me an exam to pass after that, thankfully this all went smoothly and I passed with flying colours, the first two hurdles out of the way.
1. Safe Pass Course
2. Manual Handling
3. Working at Heights
Having never worked in the construction industry I had none of this courses completed so I enrolled with the Chris Mee Group in Little Island in Cork. All three courses took a combined two days, I passed all three and now have the correct documentation to back up my claims if required to produce them by a site safety manager.
Socket Bolt Anchors
Through Bolt ETA Option 1
A self-tapping socket anchor which cuts its own thread in the base material. Suitable for use in solid concrete, hollow concrete, bricks, dense blocks and most natural stone. The socket has both M8 and M10 internal threads. Also available are individual M8 and M10 sockets allowing for Threaded Rod to be threaded into the sockets and a load suspended from the anchor.
A through bolt with an Option 1 ETA, suitable for use in cracked and uncracked concrete.
Both examples can be accompanied by a request for onsite testing. Allgrip Industrial is now able to provide that service. I have attended training at JCP to better understand their products and again can provide the documentation to back that up.
Our supplier JCP/Jaton also have an Anchor Calculation Programme which is available online to engineering/design departments as a “Free Tool” to complete their design work. If needed JCP will also train people to use the programme.
Allgrip Industrial Ireland & UK are very proud re-sellers to end users of such a world leader as Heller. We carry stock at both our distribution facilities in Stourbridge, Birmingham and Castlerea, Ireland. This allows us to offer the next day delivery service that works well for our customers. The numbers below are our sales offices should you need to make enquiries or place an order.
1. Allgrip Industrial UK: Birmingham Sales Office 01384 424767
2. Allgrip Industrial Ireland: Castlerea Sales Office 094 9621283
3. John Twohig +353 (0)87 234 2238 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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