Visual Strength Grading - Softwood Refresher

£420 + VAT
£375 + VAT (TRADA members)

Duration - 2 days


A two-day refresher course aimed at any graders whose registration to the Q-Mark VSG Scheme has lapsed for 2 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 and venues
Return the booking form or contact us on: courses@exova.com
+44 (0)1494 569 750
  • 22-23 February 2018 at The Horse Trust, Speen
  • 26-27 April 2018 at The Horse Trust, Speen
  • 21-22 June 2018 at The Horse Trust, Speen
  • 27-28 September 2018 at The Horse Trust, Speen
  • 15-16 November 2018 at The Horse Trust, Speen
Course details

You should attend this course if:

  • your registration to the Visual Strength Grading Q-Mark Scheme has lapsed for 2 years or more

Course content:

  • 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.
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.
Contact us
e: courses@exova.com
+44 (0)1494 569 750
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