Apply paint using HVLP equipment
- Last updated: 22 July 2020
- Grant rate/tier: £70 (Tier 2)
- Grant code: GET2567
CITB has developed this standard in discussion with industry.
Minimum 2 days of 6 learning hours per day
Purpose / Scope
This standard is about providing protection to the work area, assembling and setting up the high volume low pressure (HVLP) air spray systems, applying coatings with air spray equipment and cleaning out and maintaining the air spray equipment.
The scope covers:
- demonstration of work skills to prepare, load, protect, communicate, measure, assemble, position, secure and clean
- use and maintain hand tools, and portable power tools, air spray equipment and ancillary equipment
- set up and adjust spray equipment (high volume low pressure [HVLP] systems) to achieve the finish stated in the given working instructions, relating to
- preparation of coatings
- loading the system
- monitoring and maintaining supply
- apply water-borne coatings by high volume low pressure [HVLP] air spray systems
Training delivered against this standard would be relevant to the following occupational groups:
- operative and craft
There are no candidate pre-requisites as part of this standard. However, a basic knowledge of painting terminology and techniques would be beneficial.
Instruction / supervision
As a minimum, course instructors must be able to demonstrate that in relation to this standard they have:
- A train the trainer or instructional techniques course certificate
- Successfully completed training to this standard
- At least 2 years relevant industrial experience
Delivery may be in an on or off the job environment.
All materials and equipment should be of suitable quality and quantity for candidates to achieve learning outcomes and must comply with relevant legislation.
The class size and candidate/instructor ratio must allow training to be delivered in a safe manner and enable candidates to achieve the learning outcomes.
The following delivery methods may/may not be used in the delivery of this standard:
- a blend of classroom and workshop
This standard is considered to contain 51 per cent or more practical learning.
Approved training organisations (ATOs) will be required to present information on records of training and assessment upon request to CITB for desk-based analysis. They will also be visited annually by the CITB quality assurance team.
Renewal / refresher
Non mandatory refresher
Either on request or in 3 year(s) from approval date.
The candidate will be able to:
- check suitability of previously prepared surfaces
- provide protection by sheeting, masking and removing items
- assemble component parts to form spraying equipment (high volume low pressure [HVLP] systems)
- prepare coatings, apply water bourne coatings
- load, operate, maintain (during use) and monitor the paint spray equipment
- establish air-change requirements in confined areas
- assemble, set up, operate and shut down spray equipment
- use correct spray gun techniques on broad areas, angles, linear items and complex structural features
- plan the safeguard of operatives and the general public from spraying activities
- troubleshoot spray equipment problems and coating problems
- know when and why to check wet/dry film thickness with gauges
- shut down, clean and store equipment
Additional information about this standard
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