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DN17 1AJ

Level 2 Industrial Coatings Applicator Apprenticeship Standard

Course Overview

Apprenticeships are work-based programmes which involve training whilst working for an employer. An apprentice works at their employer’s premises, gaining practical experience and skills while working towards completing an apprenticeship which is relevant to their job.

relevant to their job.
There is a high demand for skilled industrial coatings applicators in the national infrastructure sector. The work usually takes place within a workshop or a designated area of a construction site for new steel structures, and on site for the maintenance or refurbishment of existing steel structures. Industrial coatings applicators play a key role in protecting the nation’s infrastructure from deterioration for the benefit of existing and future generations. They are required to prepare the surface of new or existing steel structures to remove any contamination, mill scale, rust, or unsound existing coatings, and apply the appropriate corrosion protection coatings to specified standards. A competent industrial coatings applicator will be able to undertake the role safely and without supervision.

The protected structure will usually be on display as part of the nation’s infrastructure and may include bridges, sports stadia, wind turbines, and buildings used for example as power generation facilities, high rise offices, schools, colleges, hospitals, hotels and warehouses, as well as more minor structures such as lighting columns.

Address:North Lindsey College, Kingsway, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN17 1AJ

Contact Number: 01724 709433

Contact Email: employertraining@northlindsey.ac.uk

Core Knowledge, Skills and Behaviour Requirements
Industrial coatings applicators will gain the knowledge of:

  • Health and safety relating to industrial coatings application including relevant health and safety regulations, the need for and methods of safe working, the requirement for access systems and working platforms for safe working at height, hazard identification and mitigation, and the health, safety and environmental implications of the various materials and substances used.

  • Legal requirements for protecting the environment.

  • The need to address the areas that require protection from the high pressured projectiles and other contaminants released in the corrosion protection process.

  • The types of industrial coating materials used, and the different techniques and equipment used for surface preparation and coating application.

  • The safe use of the non-powered and powered equipment and tools used in industrial coatings work.

  • The causes of typical surface preparation and coatings defects, how they can be avoided and how they can be rectified.

  • Quality documents, reporting systems and the need to keep basic records (e.g. work diary) and to do basic calculations (e.g. for material coverage and usage).

  • Industrial coatings applicators gain the skills to:

  • Health and safety relating to industrial coatings application including relevant health and safety regulations, the need for and methods of safe working, the requirement for access systems and working platforms for safe working at height, hazard identification and mitigation, and the health, safety and environmental implications of the various materials and substances used.

  • Legal requirements for protecting the environment.

  • The need to address the areas that require protection from the high pressured projectiles and other contaminants released in the corrosion protection process.

  • The types of industrial coating materials used, and the different techniques and equipment used for surface preparation and coating application.

  • The safe use of the non-powered and powered equipment and tools used in industrial coatings work.

  • The causes of typical surface preparation and coatings defects, how they can be avoided and how they can be rectified.

  • Quality documents, reporting systems and the need to keep basic records (e.g. work diary) and to do basic calculations (e.g. for material coverage and usage).

  • Industrial coatings applicators gain the skills to:

  • Prepare and maintain working areas for undertaking work safely and effectively including the safe use and secure storage of equipment and material.

  • Use established safe manual and mechanical handling techniques to move equipment, material and waste.

  • Interpret and work to method statements, specifications, and inspection and test plans.

  • Undertake the specified method of surface preparation of the steelwork (e.g. by hand or power tool cleaning, blast cleaning) and the specified method of protective coating application (e.g. by brush, roller, spray), to the required standards.

  • Achieve the specified standard of work including the use of appropriate quality control measuring and test equipment, and instrumentation.

  • Identify surface preparation and coatings defects and rectify defective work.

  • Care for and maintain tools and equipment.

  • Identify and correctly use appropriate personal protective and respirator equipment ensuring that it is in good condition and working correctly.

  • Maintain health, safety and environmental protection measures.

  • Apprentices will be required to have or achieve a level 1 English and Maths and to have taken level 2 English and Maths tests prior to completion of their apprenticeship.

    All apprentices must undertake an independent endpoint assessment which is an assessment of the knowledge, skills and behaviours which have been developed throughout the apprenticeship. The purpose of the assessment is to make sure the apprentice meets the standard set by employers and are fully competent in the occupation.

    There is no charge to the apprentice

    £9,000 – employer apprenticeship Levy payers will pay the full cost from their levy: employers with 49 or less staff with an apprentice ages 16-18 years will pay no fees; all other employers will pay 5%. Prices are subject to discussion and agreement based on circumstances.

    Call 01724 294030 Email info@northlindsey.ac.uk