£1190 + VAT
£1070 + VAT (TRADA members)
Duration - Five days
A practical five-day course to grade softwood to the visual strength grades set out in BS 4978: 2007+A1:2011 'Specification for visual grading of softwood'.
Course dates in 2019
- 16 - 20 September - Horse Trust, Speen
- 11 - 15 November - Horse Trust, Speen
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Visual Strength Grading - Softwood 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 strength graded timber
- The meaning of strength classes, an explanation of strength grading and the marking systems
- An understanding of the responsibilities of the grader and the grading company
- An introduction to the natural growth characteristics of wood using hand held samples
- Practical exercises grading lengths of softwood timber
The course also includes:
- Practical exercises
- A written test
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.
You should attend this course if you:
- Are involved in the selection and supply of softwood for structural use
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