OPITO Blaster-Sprayer Competence Assessment (Level 2)

A blaster-sprayer uses compressors, blasting equipment and paint spraying devices to paint the surfaces of a structure.

The blaster-sprayer's route to achieving OPITO training and competence certification is comprised of the following stages:

  • Initial training
  • Workplace experience
  • Competence assessment

Assessment Overview

An OPITO Blaster-Sprayer Competence Assessment (Level 2) requires delegates to demonstrate the knowledge, understanding and practical skills to apply paint to a structure.

Delegates are required to pass both a knowledge assessment and a practical assessment. The written test pass mark is 80%.

Assessment Objectives

Delegates completing an OPITO Blaster-Sprayer Competence Assessment (Level 2) will be able to;

  • Demonstrate the knowledge, understanding and practical skills to undertake blaster-sprayer projects on an industrial scale, while working safely and protecting the environment

Assessment Content

An OPITO Blaster-Sprayer Competence Assessment (Level 2) includes;

  1. Contribute to effective work activities
  2. Contribute to health, safety and environmental quality
  3. Operate compressor equipment
  4. Prepare surfaces
  5. Apply coatings


In order to complete an OPITO Blaster-Sprayer Competence Assessment (Level 2), delegates must have:

  • A valid and in-date OPITO Blaster-Sprayer Training Level 1 certificate
  • A fully completed and valid log book, based on the OPITO Blaster-Sprayer Training Level 1 (WE) workplace experience requirements


A *formal letter from the candidate’s current or previous employer stating that the candidate has been employed as a blaster-sprayer within the last two years, AND **documented evidence of having been employed as a fireproofer 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 - the candidate’s CV as a minimum requirement