AIS are the only Training Provider in the world accredited by OPITO to deliver their accredited training programme for Thermal Insulation Applicators working in the Offshore Industry. This course has been developed by AIS with the help of leading offshore organisations in order to provide a solution to the growing skills shortage in this industry.
Trainee’s new to the industry will be shown how to custom fit a range of different flat and pre-formed insulation products to suit the vagaries of shapes around industrial structures. They will also gain the knowledge to assess appropriate thermal, acoustic, cryogenic, personal protection and passive fireproofing insulation needs in different locations under sometimes extreme conditions.
AIS can also provide competence assessments and trade skills tests to establish that the candidate has the required underpinning knowledge, understanding and practical skills to install insulation safely and effectively.
Newcomers to the trade will be required to take the full course at an OPITO approved training establishment. On-the-job training and mentoring will continue with project placement leading to formal assessment of competencies (Level 2).
Level 1 training could also serve as a useful refresher course for experienced insulators who want to test their knowledge and skill before being assessed against the related document Application of Insulation Systems Competence Assessment (Level 2).
The aims and objectives of The OPITO Approved Application of Insulation Systems Training programme (Level 1) is:
- To give delegates an understanding and awareness of the variety of tasks and hazards found in insulation operations on oil and gas installations.
The basic concepts and requirements to develop, install, remove and reinstate a wide variety of insulation and cladding that can be encountered on offshore installations.
- Introduction to the Insulation Industry
- Application of Insulation Materials
- Practical Exercises: Application of Insulation Materials
- Practical Exercises: Application of Cladding Materials