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OPITO Certified Oil & Gas Industry Fireproofing Training Level 1 Program - Coating Skills For Personnel Who Wish to Work as an Industrial Fireproofer

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The OPITO Approved Fireproofing Training Level 1 was developed to train delegates in the installation of passive fire protection in the offshore oil and gas industry. In an offshore oil and gas environment, passive fire protection systems are applied to the primary structure of the platform to ensure there is no collapse of the steelwork during a hydrocarbon fire. Depending on specific platform safety case requirements, passive fire protection systems can be designed and applied to protect the structure for up to 4 hours duration. This in turn will allow additional time to effectively down man platforms in a controlled manner.

Fireproofers should also be continually assessed to ensure that they meet the required performance standard. 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 Fireproofer. Successful candidates will be awarded an OPITO certificate of competence.

  • Duration: 19 hours (2.5 days)
  • Validity: No expiry
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Exam: Candidates must achieve a pass mark of 80% or higher in order to successfully achieve the OPITO Fireproofing Level 1 certificate

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Fireproofing Training Level 1




OPITO Fireproofing Initial Training

Introduction to Industrial Fireproofing

  • History and significance of fireproofing

Working Safely

  • Regulations
  • Hazards and working safely
  • Protecting surfaces and the environment
  • Compressor awareness
  • Workpacks for fireproofing activities

Applying Fireproofing Coatings

  • Coating classifications and procedures
  • Quality control and recordkeeping
  • Application by hand
  • Application by plural or single component sprayers

Disclaimer: For general information purpose only - please check with OPITO for the latest and accurate information on Training Standards

Last Updated: May 23, 2021