Steel erector trainingTo support TCB installation Tension Control Bolts Ltd provide several training formats for new and existing customers. There is no charge for the training which is delivered nationwide subject to advance notice and geographical constraints.

The three training formats available are:


A TCB seminar to introduce and demonstrate the advantages of Tension Control Bolts and Shear Wrenches to engineers, contract managers and project managers.

The seminar covers high strength bolting, the shear wrench installation tools and our environmentally friendly coating Greenkote®, which now provides corrosion protection durability level C5 high when tested in accordance with ISO 12944-6. 

Toolbox Talk

A visit to site to conduct training for personnel on the use of our shear wrenches and the correct installation methodology for Tension Control Bolts. The Toolbox Talk is geared toward steel erectors on site and covers the 2-stage installation process for preloaded bolts. Our experience has confirmed the value of delivering this training to both experienced and inexperienced crews alike.

The ideal time to arrive is prior to the first bolt being used to ensure that every single TCB is correctly installed. We would be pleased to deliver this training wherever TCBs are being used.

Bolt Competency Course

Bolt competency training

The TCB Bolt Competency Course covers all aspects of TCBs from a site perspective.

We cover the correct installation procedure, on site preparation, our Greenkote anti-corrosion coating, common misconceptions including thread protrusion and manual installation, changing sockets on the wrenches, paint thicknesses, additional washers as well as many other scenarios that regularly occur on site.

There is a live desktop demonstration and a multiple-choice question paper at the end of the course. Attendees who pass will receive a TCB certificate of competence.


Please contact us regarding your training requirements.

Greenkote® anti-corrosion protection

Tension Control Bolts Ltd has its own metal coating plant producing an environmentally friendly anti-corrosion coating called Greenkote, which is comparable to galvanising, although it is harder wearing and readily accepts all paint systems. Learn more about Greenkote.