OPITO Certified Blaster-Sprayer Level 1 Training Program - Basic Level of Knowledge for Working as an Industrial Blaster/Sprayer
Blaster/Sprayer Training presents the core blasting, painting and spraying skills required by personnel who want to work as an industrial blaster/sprayer. Blaster/sprayers could find themselves working in a confined space to coat the inner surface of a storage tank or they may get to blast clean a helideck on an oil rig in the vast open spaces of the North Sea.
The OPITO Blaster/Sprayer Level 1 Training (and its accompanying OPITO Blaster/Sprayer Level 2) provides a structured training and assessment program embracing the essentials of the blaster/sprayer role. The training program could also serve as a useful refresher course for experienced blaster/sprayers who want to test their knowledge and skill before being assessed against the OPITO Blaster/Sprayer Competence. Delegates successfully completing the Initial Training Program will be awarded an OPITO Level 1 certificate; this entitles the delegate to progress to Level 1 (WE) - Workplace experience tasks.
Level 1 (WE) specifies the series of workplace experience tasks which the candidate will be required to complete in order to gain relevant experience in the workplace. Each task must be logged in a log book provided by the Training Provider.
Level 2 specifies the assessment process and criteria for the candidate to demonstrate competence in the role of a Blaster/Sprayer. Successful candidates will be awarded an OPITO certificate of competence. An experienced Blaster/Sprayer can opt to take Level 2 assessment without completing Level 1, providing they have verifiable evidence of blasting/spraying experience.
- Duration: 24 hours (2 days)
- Validity: No expiry
- Prerequisites: None
- Exam: Candidates must achieve a pass mark of 80% or higher in order to successfully achieve the OPITO Blaster/Sprayer Level 1 certificate
Blaster/Sprayer Level 1 Training
OPITO Blaster/Sprayer Initial Training
Introduction to Industrial Blasting & Painting
- History and Significance
- Blasting & Painting Hazards
- Working Safely
- Work Packs for Blasting/Spraying Activities
- Working in Confined Spaces
- Protecting Adjacent Surfaces & the Environment
- Understanding the Air Supply
Surface Preparation & Blasting
- Providing a Prepared Surface
- Initial Surface Preparation
- Dry Grit & Wet Slurry Blasting
Painting & Coating
- Paint Classifications
- Application by Brush & Roller
- Application by Airless or Conventional Sprayers
- Specialist Coatings
Quality Control & The Supervisor’s Role
- Quality Control for Trainees
- The Supervisor’s role
Disclaimer: For general information purpose only - please check with OPITO for the latest and accurate information on Training Standards
Last Updated: May 23, 2021