Is it for me?

You can attend this course whether you have experience in the painting/coating industry or not. Most candidates will go on to sit the BGAS-CSWIP Blast Cleaning/Preparation Operative Grade 5A examination.

What will I learn?

Safety rules and regulations, blasting standard interpretation, rust grade identification, blasting equipment, equipment maintenance, blasting abrasives, inspection tools, ventilation protection, blasting, handtools, and/or power tools cleaning, materials, handling, housekeeping.

What will I leave with?

This course will give you an appreciation of the procedures, standards, and other information associated with blast cleaning and preparation, as well as a certification to prove your knowledge and skills.



What else should I know?

You MUST bring:

  • 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

The minimum duration for experience in the painting/coating industry prior to or following success in the qualification examination is 1 month. For more information on the BGAS-CSWIP scheme, please view the BGAS-CSWIP scheme document.

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