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OPITO-approved certificate valid for 4 years. The certificate must be refreshed prior to expiry within a 4 year period.
2.0 Days
Who is it for
The target group for Level 2 is personnel that wish to become OPITO-certified competent insulation practitioners – having successfully completed the OPITO Application of Insulation Systems Training Level 1 and Workplace Experience, or possess sufficient and relevant work experience to be eligible for the OPITO Competence Assessment Level 2.
Assessment activities contained within this Standard may include physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. All personnel who participate in such activities must be physically and mentally capable of participating fully and therefore as a minimum requirement must provide written confirmation that they deem themselves physically and mentally capable of undertaking all aspects of the assessment.
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The OPITO Approved Application of Insulation Systems Competence Assessment Level 2 Standard specifies the assessment process and criteria for the candidate to demonstrate competence in the role an insulation practitioner. Successful candidates will be awarded an OPITO certificate of competence.

Installing an effective insulation system can protect the environment, equipment and personnel, control noise, reduce energy costs and increase process efficiency.

Competent insulation practitioners will have the skill to fit insulation systems to pipework, equipment and structures, and have an understanding of appropriate thermal, acoustic, cryogenic, personal protection and passive fire-proofing insulation systems.

Cladding is often installed over insulation to prevent ingress of moisture – a cause of costly corrosion problems Corrosion under Insulation (CUI). For inspection and maintenance purposes

Insulators at times will be required to strip cladding and insulation back to the coated substrate. Competently-installed insulation systems can help industry asset owners by:

  • Reducing energy wastage
  • Providing protection against the weather
  • Protect personnel from plant and equipment that is operating at extremes of temperature.

This standard specifies the pre-requisites and competence assessment requirement for personnel undertaking formal assessment as an insulation practitioner. The insulation practitioners’ route to achieve OPITO training and competence certification is comprised of the following stages:

  •  Initial Training Programme
  •  Workplace Experience Tasks
  •  Competence Assessment

Course Objectives

The aim and objectives of the OPITO Competence Assessment Level 2 are to establish that the candidate has the required underpinning knowledge, understanding and practical skills to fulfil the role of an insulator safely and effectively.

Course Content

  1. Contribute to health and safety and effective work activities
  2. Apply insulation to various shapes
  3. Apply cladding to various shapes and surfaces
  4. Unit 4: Removal and reinstatement of cladding 


A valid OPITO-approved Application of Insulation Systems Training Level 1 Certificate


A fully completed and valid logbook, based on the OPITO Application of Insulation Systems 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 an Insulator within the last two years, AND **documented evidence of having been employed as an Insulator 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 candidate’s CV.