I would like to thank our clients for their continuing support during a very difficult period for us all.
While we have been unable to carry out face to face training, online training has worked very well and continues to do so. It remains our intention to continue with ICATS online and to develop that concept going forward through 2021, whilst also to begin face to face training at Corrosion House later this year, providing restrictions continue to be lifted, and additional safety procedures can be put in place at Corrosion House. Once a decision is made dates will be added to the ICATS website.
Trainer training has been very popular during Covid 19, with companies using ‘down time’ to update and increase qualifications, and increase the numbers of their ICATS trained operatives. The ICATS ‘managers course’ has also been very popular with multiple managers, engineers, specifiers, taking the one-day course and increasing their knowledge as to what is actually done on site.
I often get asked about CSCS cards and how they work. Upon successful completion of the ICATS, ICA, Industrial Coating Applicator course, a person then gets awarded their ICATS card with the CSCS logo embossed onto the card for identification on site. This is the approved method of CSCS recognition for them as painters on site. The cards are considered a “T Level” card, of which our category is ‘building services’. Cards can be checked on the ICATS website by using our card checker for validation using
At some point in the first quarter of 2022, smart cards may be introduced, so that they can be read at multiple locations, for easier identification purposes.
We are due to have trainer seminars in accordance with the ICATS Requirements, however even with current restrictions gradually being lifted, it would not be appropriate to hold seminars at this time. Therefore, I will be considering an online portal containing new and pertinent information that can be accessed by trainers, supervisors, managers etc, that will be available later this year.
Kevin Harold, CORREX Managing Director