Pilot bolting coordinator course a success
The BCSA held a pilot Level 3 Bolting Coordinator course on 14 October at the Mabey Bridge (formerly Fairfield Mabey) facility in Chepstow.
The course, which is aimed at the installation of preloaded bolts in bridges, consisted of a series of lectures on bolting, TCB’s and the installation and inspection methods given in the new European fabrication standards – BS EN 1090-2.
Other parts of the pilot course, overseen by the Highways Agency, included a multiple choice assessment and the assembly of a practical connection by candidates chosen from Mabey Bridge and Rowecord Engineering.
“A Bolting Coordinator is a requirement of the National Highways Sector Scheme 20 and following the success of the pilot course it will now be rolled out to all members of the RQSC,” said Dr David Moore, BCSA Director of Engineering.