Grading Scaffold Boards training course


This course is delivered in-house at your choice of location. Please contact us today to receive a personalised quote.

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.



Our Capabilities

BM TRADA is a certification body and training provider and does not provide any consultancy during public or private training. 

Although trainers will answer questions and provide information on best practices during the course, they do not provide specific consultancy, nor solutions or advice relating to organization issues.