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.’