Stream Marine Training appointed as Industrial Coatings Applicator Training Scheme (ICATS) training provider for Scotland
Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014
Stream Marine Training, a leading provider of marine training courses and services, has announced that it has been appointed as the Industrial Coatings Applicator Training Scheme (ICATS) training provider for Scotland, offering 5 day ICATS training courses from its new head office and training site based at Glasgow International Airport.

Stream Marine Training, which was formed in January 2014, is the first to offer this course to the offshore industry, and is starting bookings for 5 day courses at its new state-of-the-art training offices and facilities.

The site has been strategically placed beside Glasgow International Airport to service the oil and gas and marine industries in the UK, offering an excellent value proposition for Scottish and International companies, for easy accessibility and travel, along with cost effective corporate accommodation agreements.

Stream Marine Training practices delegate welfare and quality training. A designated member of its team can attend to any queries and assist trainees when required throughout their course. 

Stream Marine Training is a Scottish Enterprise account managed business, working closely with other individuals and businesses to look at grants and funding options toward the costs of the ICATS training courses.

Martin White, CEO at Stream Marine Training said: “As a young company we are proud to be asked to become the provider for ICATS training across Scotland and offer what is a very well recognised and highly regarded standard in the painting and coating industry both onshore and offshore.”

ICATS was produced by Correx Ltd in conjunction with the Highways Agency and Network Rail as a response to the increased demands of industry. ICATS is a comprehensive structured training scheme for the registration, training and certification of industrial surface preparation and coating operatives. 

The scheme has a mandatory basic unit "Industrial Coatings Applicator" that comprises of 6 modules - Health and Safety, Site Access, Plant and Equipment, Surface Preparation, Paint Types & Application and Quality Control. 

Registered ICATS companies and operatives are now specified for many major projects and are mandated by major structure owners throughout the UK and further afield. 

Industry sectors now benefiting by using ICATS operatives are:
  • Highways bridges & gantries
  • Railway stations, bridges and underground
  • Petrochemical & offshore structures
  • Power generation
  • Environmental structures, barriers and sluice gates
  • Major structural projects
  • The scheme complements other industrial skills sector schemes and is recognised by CSCS

If you would like further information on training packages tailored to your organisation, please call Stream marine Training on +44 (0) 141 212 8777 or visit http://www.streammarinetraining.com/

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