Anchor Placement

Who Is This Course For?

Anyone who has responsibility for inspection, testing or placement of anchors for personal fall protection. This could include building designers, rope access technicians or individuals needing to compliment other aspects of work at height safety systems.

Duration 1 day
Venue Lyon Equipment
Course Code LT16
Cost Excl VAT £200

In depth training to enable personnel to correctly install, test and certify Petzl mechanical and chemically fixed anchors in accordance with BS 7883, for personal protection against falls from a height. If you install eyebolt anchors conforming to BS EN 795 you need to be aware of good, accepted practice for the installation and testing of such anchors.

Anchor Placement Training Course


Previous experience or knowledge of eyebolt installation is an advantage but not essential. The minimum age of candidates is 18 years.

Course content

  • BS EN 795:2012 - Personal fall protection equipment. Anchor devices
  • BS 7883:2019 - Personal fall protection equipment. Anchor systems. System design, installation and inspection. Code of practice
  • BS 8610:2017 - Personal fall protection equipment. Anchor systems. Specification
  • BS EN 959:2018 - Mountaineering equipment. Rock anchors. Safety requirements and test methods
  • Work at height regulations 2005 and the Work at height Regulations Amended 2007
  • Types of protection against falls from a height using Personal Fall Protection Equipment
  • Selection and types of Petzl anchors
  • Methods of fixing – resin/mechanical/through type
  • Location of anchors
  • Structural requirements
  • Testing requirements
  • Health and safety during installation
  • Equipment used for installation and testing
  • Practical installation and testing of different types of Petzl eyebolt anchors


The course assessment is carried out by Lyon staff. Installation and testing of resin and expansion anchors as well as a short written test.


A certificate of attendance and test along with an ID card record of training will be issued to successful candidates. Certificate valid for three years from date of assessment.