£420 + VAT
£375 + VAT (TRADA members)
Duration - Two days

This refresher course is aimed at any graders whose registration to the Q-Mark VSG Scheme has lapsed for two years or more.

This provides an overview of the subject and takes place in the last two days of the visual strength grading - softwood course.

Course dates in 2019

  • 14 - 15 November - Horse Trust, Speen

Visual Strength Grading Softwood refresher training course content

You should attend this course if your registration to the Visual Strength Grading Q-Mark Scheme has lapsed for two years or more.

  • Review of grading rules 
  • Species recognition with practical exercises 
  • Timed grading exercises for long length grading to both GS and SS 
  • Mock examination including grading long lengths, drawing knot plots and timber 
  • Species identification under timed conditions

The course also includes: 

  • Practical exercises 
  • A written test

You should attend this course if your: 

  • Registration to the Visual Strength Grading Q-Mark Scheme has lapsed for two years or more

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.