ICATS (Steve Barke)

2017 has been another eventful year for ICATS with the launch of the new Supervisor Course, the update of the Req Doc and the introduction of the CSCS Partner Scheme Card. 2018 promises to be another busy year with several new innovations planned.

Company Trainer Course

The next Company Trainer Course will be held on 16th and 17th January 2018 in Northampton. Please call the Correx office on 01604 438222 to book places.

Supervisor Course

We have held four Supervisor Courses during 2017 and the date for the first in 2018 will be announced soon. The application form can be downloaded from our website, www.icats-training.org under the Supervisors Module tab, or places can be booked by calling the Correx office. The eligibility for the course is as follows:

1. Any applicator who has two years’ experience following successfully completing the mandatory Industrial Coating Applicator (ICA) ICATS module. 

2. Supervisors and Technical Managers who have more than two years’ experience in the industrial coating field with supporting evidence from their employer, even if they have not completed the ICA course.

3. Other candidates (from non ICATS registered companies) with at least five years’ verifiable experience in the coating industry will also be eligible.

Eligibility for Applicator Training

Except at approved ICATS Registered Training Providers, all Applicators being registered for ICATS training must be a genuine employee of the company that registers them. We will be auditing all companies certifying Applicators and if this process reveals personnel have been certified and are not employed by the company that provided the ICATS training, the registration will be cancelled.

Approved ICATS Registered Training Providers are listed on our website.

Trainee Cards/Mentoring

In the latest version of the Req Doc (the Institute of Corrosion document which defines the requirements for the operation of the ICATS scheme) there were various changes of which a major one was clarification on Trainee cards and mentoring.

Candidates undergoing training for certification as Industrial Coating Applicator are not required to have any previous experience of industrial coatings application but if they have less three years’ experience , they will be required to be mentored by a qualified ICATS operative in the workplace for a period of one year after successful completion ICATS ICA  training. During the year of mentoring they will carry a Coating Applicator Trainee wallet card which is valid for one year to signify their status as under mentoring. A log of weekly activity must be kept and signed by the applicator and mentor during this period. A qualified ICATS operative may mentor a maximum of five Trainees at one time.  On successful completion of the year as a Trainee, the candidate will be issued with an ICATS applicator card valid for a further two years at no cost.

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