Accreditations and partnerships
The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has entered into an agreement with the Corrodere Academy to accredit the Thin Film Intumescent Coatings Training Course, a new module under the Train the Painter coating applicator training programme.
Intumescent coatings are applied to structural steel either on or off site to prevent structural failure in the event of fire but it is essential that such fire protection coatings are applied correctly. This new training and certification programme covers all the requirements for the successful application of thin film intumescent coatings and can only be conducted by approved training providers, who are Affiliate members of the Train the Painter Scheme.
Announcing the agreement, ASFP CEO Niall Rowan said:
‘The ASFP has long recognised the importance of correct installation for all types of passive fire protection product, including those products and coatings aimed at protecting structural steelwork.
‘We are pleased to accredit the Train the painter Thin Film Intumescent Coatings Training Course which aims to ensure that applicators are competent and have the skills and understanding to undertake this vital fire protection work.
‘The Train the Painter scheme is an established programme which offers a recognised qualification for all types of coating applicator and we look forward to working with the Corrodere Academy on this new specialist module.’
BRE helps government, industry and business to meet the challenges of our built environment. Today’s need to combat climate change, and the significant economic and social issues we now face, are no exceptions. BRE is an independent and impartial, research-based consultancy, testing and training organisation, offering expertise in every aspect of the built environment and associated industries. We help clients create better, safer and more sustainable products, buildings, communities and businesses – and we support the innovation needed to achieve this.
The Water Jetting Association (WJA) was formed by a small group of like-minded contractors, manufactures and hirers all committed to raising safety standards within the high pressure water jetting industry.
The Thermal Spraying and Surface Engineering Association (TSSEA) are a UK-based organisation whose aims are to promote the use and development of thermal spraying and other surfacing technologies wherever they may be appropriate.
As stated in the Ministry of Defence BR 3939 – HULL PRESERVATION PROCESSES
Coating Applicator – All personnel involved with surface preparation and coating application must be suitably qualified. The leading training bodies in the UK are Train the painter. Training shall include all surface preparation and paint application techniques and procedures appropriate to the surface preparation and coating materials used.
Supervisor: The competent person identified and recorded by the contractor as being responsible for the supervision of the implementation of corrosion protection works including health and safety. A Supervisor shall hold certification as an Operative or shall be an Applicator trainer. A Supervisor shall also have successfully completed the Supervisor module.
Coating Inspector – Documentation shall be maintained verifying that only qualified paint inspectors are used for inspecting preservation work. Training shall include all techniques and procedures appropriate to inspecting the surface preparation and coating application being used.
DNV-GL is an international accredited registrar and classification society headquartered in Høvik, Norway and provides services for several industries including maritime, renewable energy oil & gas, electrification, food & beverage and healthcare.
American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) are one of the world’s leading marine and offshore classification societies. Established in 1862 its stated mission is to promote the security of life, property and the natural environment.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) is a British charity that aims to save lives and prevent life-changing injuries which occur as a result of accidents.
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) mission is to advance excellence in the chemical sciences and this has been the case since 1841.
Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is the leading skills certification scheme within the UK construction industry. CSCS cards provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out.
The Institute of Corrosion (ICORR) is a Learned Society and Registered Charity that has been serving the corrosion science, technology and engineering community since 1959 in the fight against corrosion. The Institute of Corrosion is also a Professional Institute and supports various training programmes in corrosion, inspection and coating application.
Lloyd’s Register is a technical and business services organisation and a maritime classification society, wholly owned by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a UK charity dedicated to research and education in science and engineering. The organisation dates to 1760.
SSPC Train the painter has been assessed by Lloyds Register against the contents of the NACE/SSPC Standard Practice for Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialist Qualifications Certifications (SSPC-ASC-I/NACE No. 13) and has been found to meet the requirements of that standard and also NORSOK M-501.