£590 + VAT
£535 + VAT (TRADA members)
Duration - Three days

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

Course details

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

Grading Scaffold Boards course content

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.