£420 + VAT
£375 + VAT (TRADA members)
Duration - Two days
A two day refresher course 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.
Visual Strength Grading Softwood refresher course
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.
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 dates in 2019
- 7 - 8 March - Horse Trust, Speen
- 2 - 3 May - Horse Trust, Speen
- 4 - 5 July - Horse Trust, Speen
- 19 - 20 September - Horse Trust, Speen
- 14 - 15 November - Horse Trust, Speen
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