Grading Scaffold Boards training course

A practical three day course to grade scaffold boards set out in BS 2482:2009 'Specification for timber scaffold boards.'

You should attend this course if you grade, band and issue new scaffold boards.

Through classroom based interactive learning, practical days spent in the timber yard and a practical examination, this course will provide delegates with:

  • An introduction to timber, including the uses of timber in structural applications
  • An explanation of strength grading and the marking systems for scaffold boards
  • An understanding of the responsibilities of the grader and the grading company
  • The correct storage methods
  • An introduction to the natural growth characteristics of wood using hand held samples
  • Practical exercises to learn how to grade scaffold boards
  • Formal practical based exam

The course also includes: 

  • Practical exercises 
  • A written test


Pre-course requirements

During the course, 3m lengths of timber will be handled on a daily basis.

Please ensure all delegates bring suitable clothing such as Hi-Vis vest/jacket and protective safety/footwear.

Delegates must also be aware of the correct manual handling techniques.


Course prices

£620 + VAT
£560 + VAT (TRADA members)

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE COVID-19 SITUATION, ALL OF BM TRADA’S TIMBER TRAINING COURSES ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. NEW DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED WHEN WE ARE ABLE TO DELIVER THEM SAFELY. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUERIES, PLEASE EMAIL info.highwycombe@bmtrada.com