TRADA discounts for strength grading training
Published: 15 December, 2011
UK: TRADA Technology has introduced a 10% early bird discount for its timber strength grading courses next year, on any course booked by the end of January 2012.
As head of section Philip O'Leary explained: "Companies who employ qualified graders know how valuable they can be, if the grading of timber coming into the yard or perhaps more critically going out comes into question. However, the market is tough and any investment, especially in training, needs to offer value for money."
TG1 Visual strength grading – softwood will equip delegates to grade softwood to the visual strength grades set out in BS 4978: 2007 Softwood grades for structural use. At the end of the course they will sit an examination by BM TRADA Certification. Companies with certificated graders may then apply for licensed membership of the BM TRADA Q-Mark VSG scheme.
Dates for 2012 are: 6-10 February, 16-20 April, 18-22 June, 10-14 September and 5-9 November.
TG2 Visual Strength grading refresher course – softwood – will take place on 9-10 February, 19-20 April, 21-22 June, 13-14 September and 9-9 November.
TG3 Visual strength grading hardwood – temperate and tropical – (three days). Grading to BS 5756: 2007 Specification for visual strength grading of hardwood. Dates: 4-6 July and 28-30 November.