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OPITO approved certificate
3.0 Days
Who is it for
Personnel who want to work as an industrial blaster/painter
No specific fitness requirements
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OPITO Blaster Sprayer Level 1

An OPITO Blaster Sprayer (Level 1) training course the basic level of knowledge required to work as an industrial blaster/sprayer.

The OPITO Blaster Sprayer training programme is widely recognised as the industry standard training for offshore blaster/sprayer operations.

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Course Overview

The course involves a series of explanations and demonstrations which will identifiy what delegates are expected to know and do in their role as a blaster/sprayer. 

Delegates will complete a theory test at the end of the level 1 training programme which demonstrates an understanding of the knowledge elements of the course. This will be followed by practical exercises which will allow delegates to demonstrate their skills, knowledge and understanding of the blaster/sprayer role.

Course Objectives

Delegates completing an OPITO Blaster Sprayer Level 1 training course will be able to;

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and core skills to begin workplace training and experience under direct supervision

Course Content

An OPITO Blaster Sprayer Level 1 training course includes;

MODULE 1 - Introduction to Industrial Blasting and Spraying

  1. History and significance

MODULE 2 - Working Safely

  1. Blasting and painting hazards
  2. Regulations
  3. Working safely
  4. Work packs for blasting/spraying activitives
  5. Working in confined spaces
  6. Protecting adjacent surfaces and the environment

MODULE 3 - Compressor Awareness

  1. Understaning the air supply

MODULE 4 - Surface Preparation and Blasting

  1. Providing a prepared surface
  2. Initial surface preparation
  3. Dry grit and wet slurry blasting

MODULE 5 - Painting and Coating

  1. Paint classifications
  2. Application by brusher and roller
  3. Application by airless conventional sprayers
  4. Specialist coatings

MODULE 6 - Quality Control and The Supervisor's Role

  1. Quality control for trainees
  2. The supervisor's role


OPITO is the industry’s focal point for skills, learning and workforce development. OPITO is a self-sustaining, employer and trade union led organisation committed to developing and sustaining a safe, skilled and effective workforce.

AIS Training offer both the introductory OPITO Blaster Sprayer (Level 1) training course as well as the OPITO Blaster Sprayer Competence Assessment (Level 2).

PLEASE NOTE: You can move directly on to the Competence Assessment (Level 2). However, you must have a formal letter from your employer stating that you have been employed as a blaster/sprayer within the last two years, as well as documented evidence of your employment.


When booking OPITO Blaster Sprayer Level 1 you can also include a stay in our on-site hotel before adding your course to the basket. Click BOOK NOW on the right of this course page, select your preffered location and date, and there is a section of the 'book a course' page that asks if you require a hotel room. You can then choose your room and duration of stay from the drop-down menu, before proceeding to add to basket.

PLEASE NOTE: If the duration of the hotel stay you require is not present in the drop-down menu, you can call our team on 0330 202 0668 and they will be happy to accomodate your request.

Completion of this course will allow delegates to become an OPITO certified competent Blaster/Sprayer. This then requires regular competency assessment courses


Introductory stage

Delegates undertaking and successfully completing  the OPITO (Trainee) Blaster/Painter Training Course (Level 1) will be able to demonstrate the knowledge and core skills to begin workplace training and experience under direct supervision. 


Logbook stage

Once in employment you will need to fill in an OPITO logbook which details several workplace tasks that you must complete.


Level 2 Competency

The Level 2 Competence Assessment is for experienced Blaster/Sprayer personnel. It requires the candidate to carry out designated tasks and demonstrate their knowledge and experience.