OPITO Oil & Gas Fireproofing Training Level 1

OPITO Oil & Gas Industry Fireproofing Training (Level 1)

Fireproofing is designed to protect the structural steelwork of an oil and gas installation in the event of an explosion or fire. 

The fireproofer’s route to achieving OPITO training and competence certification is comprised of the following stages:

  • Initial training
  • Workplace experience
  • Competence assessment

Course Overview

OPITO Oil & Gas Industry Fireproofing Training (Level 1) provides an understanding and awareness of the tasks and hazards found in fireproofing operations on oil and gas installations.

Delegates will be given a series of explanations and demonstrations which will identify what they are expected to know and do in their role as a fireproofer. This will be followed by practical exercises which will allow delegates to demonstrate their skills, knowledge and understanding of the fireproofer role.

Course Objectives

Delegates completing OPITO Oil & Gas Industry Fireproofing Training (Level 1) will be able to;

  • Understand the importance of passive fire protection systems in the oil and gas industry
  • Apply passive fire protection systems to the primary structure of a platform

Course Content

OPITO Oil & Gas Industry Fireproofing Training (Level 1) includes;

  1. History and significance of fireproofing
  2. Regulations
  3. Hazards and working safely
  4. Protecting surfaces and the environment
  5. Compressor awareness
  6. Workpacks for fireproofing activities
  7. Coating classifications and procedures
  8. Quality control and recordkeeping
  9. Application by hand element
  10. Application by plural or single component sprayer


There are no prerequisites for OPITO Oil & Gas Industry Fireproofing Training (Level 1).

The Level 2 Competence Course is for experienced Fireproofing personnel. It requires the candidate to carry out designated tasks and demonstrate their knowledge and experience. Completion of this course will allow delegates to become a certified competent Fireproofer.