JOB TITLE                 : E+D Blaster/Sprayer Category 2 REPORTS TO             : Surface Coatings Supervisor
DEPARTMENT             : Projects & Operations DATE COMPLETED     : 15/4/2015
LOCATION                 : Various Offshore / Onshore & Overseas Sites REVISION                  : 3
GRADE/JOB EXPRIENCE                               :  
The position held within Stork Environmental and Decontamination Services Division is to provide general and specialised support as part of a specialist cleaning crew and to be part of a multi-disciplined specialist cleaning crew.

A Blaster/Sprayer Category 2 will work as part of a blasting/painting operative team carrying out all aspects of surface preparation and surface coating operations. Blaster/sprayer Category 2’s will consist of the following

Experienced personnel; must complete and pass Stork Trade Test – Minimum of 2 years’ experience in blasting and painting operations carry out all methods of surface preparation and hand application coatings.

Work Location:

The position is primarily offshore in the U.K Oil & Gas Sector, although this can change to being onshore based or in overseas locations.  The adhoc nature of the projects undertaken can result in irregular work rotas short term to long term periods dependant on the workscope.

Minimum Task Achievement Requirements:

§  Contribute to health, safety and environmental quality

§  Set up & test all relevant plant and equipment

§  Protect adjacent surfaces & the environment

§  Operate compressor equipment & other such equipment

§  Degrease & prepare surfaces using power tools

§  Degrease & prepare surfaces using abrasive blasting methods

§  Carry out required quality control checks

§  Apply coatings with brush & roller

§  Apply coatings with paint spray units

§  Experience with the following coatings used not limited to – Belzona, Corrocoat & Interline

  • To carry out all work activities relating to NORM removal and disposal in accordance with the local rules.
  • Ensuring that when working within controlled areas they have correct radiation protection measures in place to restrict exposure to Ionising radiations
  • Ensure all cleaning activities using chemicals are carries out within COSHH regulations.
  • Ensure that at the end of every shift the worksite is tidies removing all debris, rolling up hoses etc. to leave the site in a safe and tidy condition.
  • Carry out regular maintenance under instruction from the mechanical fitter on all associated plant and equipment.
  • Ensure all waste products generated through specialist cleaning projects, this shall include vessel entry for cleaning and vessel internal furniture removal and replacement.
  • To be proactive in the rotational duties of crew when carrying out UHP water jetting operations.

Understanding and knowledge:

§  04.1-PR-001 – Surface preparation

§  04.1-PR-002 – Coating Application

§  30.1-PR-010 – Manage skin surveillance

§  30.1-PR-008 – HAVS

§  Stork Work Packs

§  Client specifications and Manufacturers Technical Data Sheets

§  COSHH and Material Safety Data Sheets

§  Quality control plans

Minimum Training Requirements

§  Company Induction


§  Clients permit training & inductions

§  Hearing Protection Fit Testing

§  Face Fit Testing

§  QA/QC Reporting/Recording

§  WAH

§  OPITO Blaster/Sprayer Competency Assessment

§  Vessel Entry + Confined Space Training

§  Water Jetting Training

Operatives Commitment To Safety Duties:

§  Be actively involved and contribute to completing an onsite Task Based Risk Assessment which identifies additional risks or hazards involved in the workscope prior to work commencing.

§  Ensuring they are working under the correct valid permits and the associated paper work is in place prior to work commencing.

§  Follow controls including P.P.E. requirements from COSHH assessments

§  Be actively involved in the onsite daily tool box talk confirm understanding of what the workscope involves and be aware if there any changes to the work or worksite.

§  Ensure all equipment has been fully safety checked and perform function test o f plant equipment prior to use.

§  Do  not start  work  until satisfied all of the above is in place

§  If in doubt ask my Supervisor

COMPETENCIES – BEHAVIORAL (For Technical Competencies See Note Below)
Self-motivated and able to work with the minimum of supervision being 100% committed to team involvement, information sharing and mutual support.  Work with a heightened awareness of HSEQ.  Further requirements are pride in their own work, have the ability to over come problems and deliver solutions that may occur when carrying out a task.
OPITO Blaster/Sprayer Competence Assessment   x
Completed training course on clients permit systems   x
Good Housekeeping Standards   x
Good Hazard Identification Skills   x
§  Knowledge & understanding of Client and Stork procedures, Health and Safety at Work Act.

§  Stork QP/OPS Procedures.

§  Quality, safety and environmental plans.

§  Knowledge that everyone has the authority to stop any actions that is likely to result in an accident or serious loss.

Apply commitment and motivation with an enthusiasm to being part of a team and develop skills to progress to the next level of the coating operative career path


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