Ah, I understand now. Something to be aware of in that context is the difference between different types of testing and different levels of confidence in stated capacities.my query is to assist with interpretation of the results. I'm looking for context of other anchors and anchor testing methods.
A manufacturer will test to establish conformance with the standard they are certifying to. For anchors, that will typically include shear and pull-out. They will only be concerned with the capacity as established by the test set-up in the standard.
A specifier (in this context, such as BCA considering the suitability of DMM, PECO, IC, etc) will test for the conditions in which they intend to use the anchors, which might include static and dynamic loads, pull-out and shear, and different substrates (rock or concrete types). So their numbers might be different.
An installer will want to know that the anchors have been installed in a way that will achieve the performance expected by the specifier. To confirm the competence of an individual installer, the tests will typically be destructive. For anchors in cave, they will normally be non-destructive to anchors that are acceptable. It's not necessarily important to test every aspect, for example, if you do a pull-out test to verify that the hole has been cleaned and the resin has been injected and cured adequately, you can be confident that the anchor will also perform in shear.
Further up, 'characteristic load' was mentioned - apologies if you know all this, but that has a very specific meaning in the EN1990 series. It's effectively the typical failure load, so when using it in design of structures (bridges and buildings, etc) it should be multiplied by a factor to represent the variability of the load, typically 1.4 or 1.6, and divided by something like 0.87 to represent the variability in the materials (the 0.87 might be lower for typical cave rock).
Hope that helps in understanding what you find in different standards, or different parts of the same standard (eg, EN 959 section 4.5 vs 5.3)