BGAS-CSWIP Painting Inspection: New Multi-Choice Exam Format

The BGAS-CSWIP Painting Inspection qualification has traditionally allowed candidates with or without previous experience to gain entry into the Paint Inspection Industry. This comprehensive course is made up of modules which include corrosion, the importance of surface preparation, surface contaminants and tests; paint constituents and technology; solutions and dispersions; drying and curing properties and performance; specified painting conditions; cathodic protection; holiday/pinhole detection; paint-application methods; paint/paint film testing; paint identification; metal coatings; paint faults; colour; inspection methods; specification requirements; health and safety and working practices.

In response to client feedback, TWI in conjunction with the BGAS Council recently decided to make changes to the examination structure to a multi-choice format.

Keith Malone, TWI's Training Programme Manager for BGAS said: "The new format is the result of many hours of hard work by TWI's Paint Inspection Department employees to gain BGAS Council approval. The main objectives for this change are to improve the examination process and reduce the time it takes for candidates to obtain their results."

The BGAS-CSWIP Painting Inspection Grade 2 and Grade 1 programmes are available worldwide.

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