Coating Applicator Apprenticeship

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Journey of an apprentice   Starting at the bottom of the ladder may be daunting, but becoming an apprentice is the most important step anyone can take on their career journey. Our Training Director, David Eyre, did just that. Starting as an apprentice applicator, he learnt the basics, worked the tools, and developed a drive […]

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The science and technology behind an award winning coating

sherwin williams Sherwin-Williams’ Firetex FX6002

Award winning coatings at Sherwin-Williams The science & technology behind Firetex FX6002. Sherwin-Williams’ award-winning Firetex FX6002 intumescent passive fire protection enables unrivalled curing in hours as opposed to days. Launched across Europe in 2019 and awarded a 2021 Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation, this technology is gaining recognition as an efficient fire protective coating which […]

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Stunning Recycling Sculpture

galvanizing sculpture

Galvanizing an iconic recycling sculpture    A Merseyside business in the UK has lent a helping hand to an iconic community project designed to raise awareness of the important role recycling has on protecting the planet.   Merseyside Galvanizing Ltd, which is part of Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd, the largest Hot-Dip Galvanising organisation in the […]

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Metal Coatings – How can they help you?

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Thermal Metal Spraying   What it is thermal metal spraying?   Thermal spraying is a surface coating process that sprays metals, ceramics, and polymers onto the surface of another material. Thermal metal spraying has long been used in the protective coating industry particularly in the oil and gas sector. Our course has been specifically developed […]

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Corrodere launches apprenticeship scheme in style

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Corrodere launches apprenticeship scheme in style   At the Corrodere Academy we are committed to encouraging and developing the future of the Protective Coatings industry. So, we’ve partnered with Skills Training UK, and together we are bringing our Protective Coatings Applicator course to the UK apprenticeship scheme. Train the painter is the world’s leading industry […]

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Maintaining standards

Close familiarity with international standards and test methods used in the protective coatings industry is a prerequisite for coating surveyors. Standards and test methods are relevant to assessing the condition of protective coatings and should be an integral part of the survey process, referenced and cited in the final report. They also provide the framework for a consistent method […]

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Measuring up

Measuring the thickness of a coating is important in the paint and corrosion protection industry, so surveyors should possess a good knowledge of the appropriate standards. Inspections during and after the paint application process have become the norm to preserve the life expectancy of bridges, marine vessels, pipelines and water tanks among a wide variety of structures. […]

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Bridging the coatings gap

Carrying out protective coating surveys for bridges requires specialist knowledge, good preparation and a flexible approach. Bridge types, which include beam, box girder, truss, arch, cable stayed and suspension designs, are continuously exposed to the elements and therefore, may have to be treated with tough and long lasting protective coatings. However, any coating needs to be assessed […]

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A brief Introduction to the Corrosion Management and its application benefits – by Ali Morshed (PhD, MSc, CEng, DIC)

Corrosion Management (CM) is a rather new concept and process whose international advent could be traced back to th publication of the UK Energy Institute’s book on the subject in May 2008 and the NACE International’s first CM book in 2012. Read more about the subject on page 16 here   […]

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NHSS19A TMS and Water Jetting

We are pleased to announce that the SSPC Train the painter Thermal Metal Spraying and Water Jetting have now been included in the Highways England NHSS19A document. The two modules are mandatory for any applicators undertaking either discipline as a part of a Highways England or Transport Scotland project from January 2020. For further information […]

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Looking at New Innovative Ways of Delivering Training

Coronavirus has made us look at not only how we can deliver training but also how we examine the outcomes of the training delivered. We at the Corrodere Academy are looking at new innovative ways of delivering the best possible training experiences. As we entered a new decade I’ve had time to reflect on the […]

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HESA course

The Highways Electrical Skills Academy have now adopted SSPC Train the painter as the only training provider for their sector schemes. All members of the HESA who conduct painting operations will be required to have their applicators trained by the Corrodere Academy. The following disciplines are trained and assessed for operatives working on projects for […]

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Highways Electrical Skills Academy

Protection of steel structures on the UK highways has been one of the major areas where it is a mandatory requirement for coating applicators to be trained through National Highways Sector Scheme 19A. This sector scheme does not cover electrical items such as lighting columns and electrical boxes. The Highways Electrical Academy based at Worthing […]

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Akzo Nobel

Akzo Nobel through International Paints Ltd has extended its strategic training alliance with Corrodere. They will be offering the SSPC Train the painter training and the SSPC C6, C7 & C12 certification schemes globally. They have a team of accredited trainers located in all business regions who will provide both the classroom and workshop training. […]

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AkzoNobel signs up as a SSPC Train the painter Global Affiliate

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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National Highways Sector Scheme 19A accredit SSPC Trainthepainter

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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SSPC Trainthepainter sign agreement to partner card with the CSCS

In an initiative to reduce the number of cards that trades hold. Applicators that have minimum of the Protective Coatings Applicator card (Bronze) will qualify to the CSCS Blue card and the CSCS hologram logo will be on their card. This will mean they do not have to apply for a separate Blue card. The […]

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WG Beaumont welcomed to the SSPC Trainthepainter programme

W.G. Beaumont of Romford, Essex. UK are the next to join the movement of companies registering to the SSPC Trainthepainter programme. With the advanced theoretical and practical training, its recognition as a CSCS blue skills card and an ever expanding list of specifications it is featured in, W.G. Beaumont did not think twice about joining […]

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SSPC Trainthepainter assessed against NORSOK standard M-501

SSPC Trainthepainter has been independently assessed against the contents of the NORSOK Standard M-501 Edition 6, February 2012, and has been found to meet the requirements of section 10.2.2 of that standard with regard to the qualification of paint operators. For further information please contact Lucy Pavia lucy@corrodere.com Tel +44 1252 732223. […]

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