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12 Sep 2017

Trainthepainter languages increases

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The number of languages that Trainthepainter has been translated into is now nine. The languages now include Russian and Lithuanian and Portuguese. The latter being very important particularly in South America where it is the most widely spoken language. Brendan Fitzsimons commented ‘We are pleased to be able to offer our training in so many...
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12 Sep 2017

Coating & Lining Application Specialist Qualification Certification (SSPC-ACS-1/NACE No13)

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Training of applicators is now a requirement on virtually all projects or specifications. The next step the industry will take is to move towards full certification of applicators and supervisors in compliance with ISO17024. Certification can only be granted when an applicator or supervisor has been independently assessed against a given standard. Trainthepainter are the...
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12 Sep 2017

QR Codes now on all SSPC Trainthepainter Applicator cards

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To add in an additional layer of security for our members we are now issuing all SSPC Trainthepainter cards with an individual QR code. This will allow anyone with a QR reader on their smart phone to check the validity of the card. The code links straight in to our database and shows a picture...
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12 Sep 2017

NORSOK M501 Accreditation

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NORSOK M-501 is a standard document developed by the Norwegian petroleum industry to ensure adequate safety, value adding and cost effectiveness for petroleum industry developments and operations. It is intended to replace oil company specifications for offshore installations where possible. The standard is now used globally and many specifications include which NORSOK M501 system is to...
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7 Sep 2017

Trainthepainter Now Offering Applicator Training In The Caspian Region

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DSL Caspian LLP has become the first applicator training provider in the Caspian region. Located in Aktau, Kazakhstan they offer protective coating application, abrasive blast cleaner, spray painter and supervisor courses. They can also assist with CAS level 1 certification. Training is available in both Russian and English which reflects the diversity of workforce in...
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19 May 2017

AkzoNobel signs up as a SSPC Train the painter Global Affiliate

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Mauricio Bannwart, Managing Director of AkzoNobel’s Protective Coatings business, said: “We are proud to announce the launch of the SSPC Train the painter programme. It means that we are able to share our expertise with the industry, and provide delegates with training of the highest quality, delivered by the people who best understand the products...
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11 May 2017

SSPC Trainthepainter signs agreement to display CSCS logo

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At the beginning of 2015 the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) announced (via the Industrial Strategy: Construction 2025) that industry should only accept cards schemes carrying the CSCS logo with no equivalents accepted. They went further and listed the requirements for card schemes (including SSPC Trainthepainter) to meet if they wished to qualify for the CSCS...
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3 May 2017

SSPC Trainthepainter switch to 5 year cards

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To bring SSPC Trainthepainter cards in line with other industry cards all new cards issued after the 1st March 2017 will be valid for 5 years before renewal. The decision was made due to agreements with various accreditation bodies and the CSCS. The new cards will also incorporate smart technology via a QR code for...
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3 May 2017

National Highways Sector Scheme 19A accredit SSPC Trainthepainter

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SSPC Trainthepainter coating applicator course has been independently audited and meets the required standard for compliance with the INSTITUTE OF CORROSION (ICorr) REQ DOC (NHSS 19A) “Requirements for the Training and Certification of Personnel Engaged in Industrial Coatings Application for National Highway Sector Scheme 19A (NHSS 19A – For corrosion protection of ferrous materials by...
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3 Mar 2017

Network Rail approve SSPC Trainthepainter

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Following the extensive review and analysis of the SSPC Trainthepainter applicator training programme, Network Rail has approved the full programme including Protective Coatings Applicator, Spray Painting, Abrasive Blast Cleaning and the Coating Supervisors Course. The official Network Rail Certificate of Authorisation reads: Contractors shall be registered with the ICATS Scheme or SSPC Trainthepainter Scheme (or...
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