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Grading Timber Training Options

Paul Carpenter and Keith Matheson are our Grading Trainers between them over 40 years of extensive knowledge of the Timber / Lumber Grading Industry.

Training can be sourced around one-off staff requirements or grouped into NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Authority) qualifications for individuals or groups from a range of sites.

  • Training of sawmill and drymill timber graders to your grading rules for domestic and export grades. This covers defect identification, measurement and visual assessment of defects, understanding and application of grading rules through practical grading sessions.
  • Development and assessment of graders to determine understanding of theory and practical application to minimum 80% accuracy (trainee graders), 90% (graders) and 95% accuracy (top graders).
  • Training of other production staff in grading rules (sawmill operators, docking saw operators etc)
  • Developing the role and skills of a supervising grader to carry out day-to-day supervision of graders and grade quality including formal weekly internal packet audits.

If you have any queries or would like more information please email us.

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