It is proposed that the introduction of more European regulations in the form of European Technical Approvals ( ETAs ) for fixings is a benefit, because the existence of a harmonised standard will improve the quality and safety of construction. Seventy-three of the 96 approvals granted since 1998 have been for fixing products. Because testing is independent and certification is according to a specified testing programme, products can be reliably compared. Initially metal anchors were granted ETAs, and Part 6 covering anchors for multiple use in concrete for non-structural applications is to be finalised during 2003. More recently a European technical approval guideline ( ETAG ) has been published for bonded anchors, and ETAs for the post-installation of rebar and for nylon anchors are anticipated.