Purpose of Offshore and Onshore Training

sandblaster-painter while working on a mining platform

The aim of the Offshore and Onshore: sandblaster - painter training course is to give you the necessary skills to work in the offshore industry. Our extensive range of painting equipment will enable you to develop the required skills to work as a sandblaster - painter, on offshore platforms. With us, you will acquire all the qualifications you need for your job. 

Course of training

The course is based on theoretical and practical training. The trainees are introduced to issues relating to: 

  • basic anti-corrosion processes, 
  • surface preparation for sandblasting and painting, 
  • paint application, 
  • applicable laws and health and safety rules. 

Scope of topics

In order to fully develop the knowledge and skills of the students, we have prepared a range of topics that future sand painters will have to deal with: 

  • Workplace health and safety, 
  • jet cleaning, 
  • inspecting the quality of painted coatings, 
  • basic maintenance of painting and varnishing equipment, 
  • spray painting, 
  • painting by hand, 
  • securing hard-to-reach areas. 
sandblaster-painter during cleaning

Conditions for participation in training 

Trainees are required to: 

  • were over the age of 18, 
  • had at least primary education,
  • had no medical contraindications to the occupation of sandblaster-painter. 

Examination confirming qualifications

Each trainee must take a certification exam after completing the course in order to obtain the required certification. The exam consists of a theoretical and a practical part. A positive result from the examination board qualifies for NORSOK M - 501 certificates, permitting work in the sandblaster-painter trade. 

IOther ERGON courses

Take a look at our other course offerings: 

  • mast platform operator, 
  • mobile platform operator, 
  • operator of suspended access platforms, 
  • aerial work platform operator, 
  • telescopic loader operator, 
  • freight lift operator, 
  • crane operator, 
  • operation and maintenance of unloading and loading equipment, 
  • HDS crane operator, 
  • scissor lift operator, 
  • mobile platform operator, 
  • TDT entitlements, 
  • UNO - use, risks and TDT powers, 
  • UDT equipment maintainer, 
  • aerial work platform maintainer, 
  • UDT/TDT/WDT entitlements, 
  • operation of pressure equipment, 
  • UDT training, 
  • maintainer of materials handling equipment, 
  • maintainer of equipment for the disabled, 
  • construction machinery operator, 
  • forklift operator, 
  • mobile platform operator, 
  • flange fitter.

Questions and answers

What kind of certification is obtained by passing the Offshore and Onshore Sand Painter exam?

Students receive a NORSOK M-501 certificate. 

What are the requirements to attend the course?

Trainees are required to be at least 18 years of age, have at least an elementary school education and have no medical contraindications to work as a sand painter.