Candidates who already hold BGAS-CSWIP grades 3 and 2 in paint/painting inspection. This, the advanced qualification, deals specifically with offshore practices.
Zones of offshore structures; offshore working; safety offshore; medical, emergency procedures/escape routes; permit to work systems; vessel entry and enclosed space working; scaffolding; fire protection; BS 5378 safety signs and colours; BS 1710 identification of pipelines; finish colour schedules BS 381C and BS 4800.
- To recognise zones and structures of offshore platforms
- To recognise the dangers and the safety precautions required when working offshore
- To understand the importance and nature of fireproof coatings
- To understand paint systems and their use for particular substrates and temperatures
- To pass BGAS-CSWIP grade 1 examination
Candidates MUST bring:
Four-day training course with a half-day examination on day 5, or for less experienced candidates there is the opportunity to take the examination the following week.
Important information regarding the new BGAS-CSWIP scheme
- 2 passport sized photographs
- a valid eyesight certificate from a doctor or an optician showing satisfactory eyesight for near vision, permitting reading a minimum of Times Roman N5, or equivalent type and size letters, at not less than 300mm on a standard test chart for near vision, in at least one eye, corrected or uncorrected. Candidates will be required to have had a colour perception assessment by the Ishihara 24 plate test or equivalent.
- a completed application form and full examination fee
Candidates must hold a valid BGAS Painting Inspector Grade 2 certificate prior to obtaining Grade 1. The minimum duration for industrial experience prior to or following success in the qualification examination is 12 months, providing evidence of a good knowledge of offshore working, safety, and painting inspection.
For more information on the BGAS-CSWIP scheme, please view the BGAS-CSWIP scheme document