Neil Passes Painting Inspector ICorr Level 3 Course & Examination

Neil Passes Painting Inspector ICorr Level 3 Course & Examination Back

Date published: May 20, 2015


A big well done goes to Blasting Division’s Neil Kershaw (pictured below) on successfully passing the Painting Inspector ICorr Level 3 Course and Examination.

The course is approved by the Institution of Corrosion (UK).

Quality management of industrial protective treatment projects, procedure writing, awareness of material developments and report writing were the main aspects of the course.  Corrosion is dealth with to a greater extent compared to Level 2 and an extended range of topics included GRP composites, preservation of timbers and painting and waterproofing of concrete structures.

Neil commented "It's only after you have attended and completed this type of course and examination that you get a true understanding of the diversity in the painting industry and the different types of corrosion you may encounter while carrying out your duties.  I've been in this industry over thirty years and some of the content on this course was mind blowing.  Although it has been hard and there was a lot to take in and understand, I can honestly say it was well worth it and enjoyable.

Finally I'd like to thank David Griffiths at Argyll-Ruane Ltd for the way he put across the content of the course and also for his help and support.  There isn't much he doesn't know about paint and corrosion!".


Course content was

  • Quality Documentation
  • Standards
  • Basic Metallurgy
  • Corrosion Mechanisms
  • Geomagnetically induced currents
  • Corrosion under insulation
  • Negative buoyancy coatings
  • Treatment of structural timbers
  • Tanking of concrete fabrications
  • Structural GRP composites
  • Leadership skills
  • Procedure writing
  • Report writing
  • Libel and slander