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Hydrajaws Partners with SIMIAN to Provide Cutting-Edge M2000 Scaffold Tie Tester Kit

30th August 2023

Scaffolding is a critical component in the construction industry, providing temporary support and access for workers during building projects. However, ensuring the safety and stability of scaffolding structures is of utmost importance. The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has been at the forefront of setting safety standards for the industry, with their Guidance Note TG4:19 offering comprehensive recommendations for the inspection and testing of scaffolding anchors and fixings. SIMIAN has partnered with Hydrajaws, a leading name in portable testers, to introduce the M2000 Scaffold Tie Tester Kit to their Warrington training centre. This cutting-edge kit is designed to enable scaffolders to test common scaffold anchors and fixings in alignment with NASC guidelines, ensuring safer working conditions for construction personnel.

The Significance of Scaffold Anchor and Fixing Testing

Scaffolding safety hinges upon the stability of anchor points and fixings that secure the structure to the building or other supporting surfaces. These anchor points are subjected to various stresses, including the weight of workers, equipment, and environmental factors. Over time, even the sturdiest fixings can weaken due to wear and tear or corrosion. Therefore, regular inspection and testing are imperative to identify potential hazards and prevent accidents that could lead to serious injuries or even fatalities.

Introducing the M2000 Scaffold Tie Tester Kit

In a strategic collaboration, Hydrajaws, a renowned name in construction testing equipment, has joined forces with SIMIAN, an industry leader in scaffolding training and safety consultancy. The result of this partnership is the state-of-the-art M2000 Scaffold Tie Tester Kit. This kit offers scaffolders an efficient and reliable means of testing the integrity of scaffold anchors and fixings, ensuring they comply with the rigorous safety standards outlined in NASC Guidance Note TG4:19.

Key Features of the M2000 Scaffold Tie Tester Kit

  • 0-25kN Dual Scale rechargeable digital gauge compatible with the latest FREE Hydrajaws Verify PRO App (detachable for calibration, reduces carrier return costs).
  • 2020 Load spreading bridge featuring height adjustable legs with pin arrangement in four positions with swivel feet giving 15mm of fine adjustment.
  • Turning Handle with 22mm (7/8″) integrated nut (for use in confined spaces)
  • Up to 50mm of stroke
  • The tester is preassembled and accessories can be quickly attached with ease
  • Hydrajaws gauge calibration certificate (valid for 12 months)
  • Supplied in a robust protective carry case with full operating instructions.

The collaboration between Hydrajaws and SIMIAN underscores the collective commitment to advancing scaffold safety. By providing scaffolders with a comprehensive and user-friendly testing solution, this partnership empowers professionals to adhere to NASC Guidance Note TG4:19 more effectively.