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OPITO Blaster-Sprayer Competence Standard (Level 2)

OPITO Standard

Product Code: 9125

Who is this Product for?

This Product is for personnel that wish to become OPITO-certified competent Blaster-Sprayers, having already completed their OPITO Initial Training and/or already have sufficient workplace experience in industrial blasting and painting activities.

What does this Product cover?

This Product ensures that before newly trained learners undertake unsupervised Blaster-Sprayer activities in the workplace, the performance skills and underpinning knowledge and understanding of the learners are assessed by a qualified assessor against (and meet) the competence requirements specified in this Product.

Also, experienced Blaster-Sprayers can gain industry-approved OPITO competence certification by successfully completing this Competence Assessment Programme.

Entry Requirements

a) A valid OPITO-approved Blaster/Sprayer Training Level 1 Certificate


b) A fully completed and valid logbook, based on the OPITO Blaster/Sprayer Training Level 1 (WE) Workplace Experience requirements


c) A *formal letter from the learner’s current or previous employer stating that the learner has been employed as a Blaster-Sprayer within the last two years, AND **documented evidence of having been employed as a Blaster-Sprayer over the last two years.

The formal letter and documented evidence must be authenticated by the assessment centre prior to confirming the booking.

*The formal letter must include details of the employer or employer representative’s position in the company, full contact details, and be signed and dated by the employer or employer representative

**documented evidence - As a minimum requirement: the learner’s CV.

Medical entry requirements

Training activities contained within this Product may include physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. All personnel who participate in such activities must be capable of participating fully.

Therefore, OPITO-approved training centres are required, as a minimum, to ensure that prior to participating in practical exercises the learner is declared fit, in that they:

a)Possess an employing company approved medical certificate equivalent to an offshore medical certificate.


b)Undergo medical screening by completing an appropriate medical screening form provided by the OPITO-approved Centre

The OPITO-approved Centre shall keep a record of the learners’ declaration(s) of fitness in accordance with their document control policy(s) or procedures. This information, along with summary details of the type of physical activities the learner will be asked to perform, will be given to learners by the OPITO approved Centre and, if applicable, to their sponsoring company as part of the joining instructions. The responsibility for declaring any current or pre-existing medical conditions that could have adverse effects to the individual’s state of health while undertaking the training and/or assessment activities lies with the learner and/or company sponsoring the learner. Where doubt exists regarding the fitness of any learner, the OPITO-approved Centre must direct the individual to consult a medical officer familiar with the nature and extent of the training.

Note: Practical exercises must be designed and delivered solely to meet this Product and must not place on the learners any demands other than those required to meet the Product.

Product Achievement Requirements

 To achieve the OPITO Blaster-Sprayer Competence (Level 2) the learner will need to complete the 6 mandatory units. This includes a completed logbook or Formal Competence Letter.

Guided Learning Hours

8 hours for a group of 6 learners


4 years

Please note: If the expiry date on the learners previous certificate is within 3 months prior of the course enrolment date then the date of the new certificate should correspond with the expiry date of the existing/previous certificate unless stated otherwise by the Duty Holder or Asset Owner or Operator.

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