Tropical hardwood visual strength grading workshops and examinations
All our training and examinations are run on your site. We are happy to work in any country.
Tropical hardwood visual strength grading workshops and examinations range from 2-4 days. The exam is taken on the last day.
Our approach is highly practical.
The costs for the tropical hardwood training workshops and examinations are:
Time on site
£1100 + VAT
£1350 + VAT
£1550 + VAT
£1700 + VAT
CATG is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service for the examination and certification for all timber strength grading schemes.
Once you become a qualified visual grader you will need to be assessed every 12 months. CATG will come to your site to complete this assessment.
To become a visual strength grader for please contact our office and we can arrange for you to become qualified.
CATG welcomes all delegates for examination. Ideally, delegates shall have undergone training or work experience where they have:
Visually strength graded timber
Identified timber defects and measured, judged and rated them
Taken moisture readings
Identified species and their origin from the rate of growth
Candidates for examinations will be from:
Training courses being run by training companies
Individuals seeking re-examination
Employees sent by companies seeking re-examination
The required competences for graders are:
Identify the species
Take moisture readings
Determine knot plots, sizes and/or types
Grade the timber successfully
Allocate a grade or fail the timber
Stamp the timber correctly
Store the timber safely without loss of quality
Record grading activities
Complete ACDs, DOCs and DOPs
Scope of certification
Visual grader of tropical hardwoods
Job and task description:
Select and visually grade the timber, use a moisture meter, keep records and stamp timber
Select and handle timbers, grade timber, stamp timber, store grade timbers
Knowledge of timber and knowledge of the industry and end use of the timber products and the customer’s needs
Code of conduct:
Fully meet the requirements of the scheme and relevant standards