Spot repair on metal and composite surfaces

Spot repair on metal and composite surfaces is a training delivering: 

– the safe use of products to protect steel and glass fibre-reinforced laminates

– correct application of paint products in offshore and onshore environments.

Upon completion of the training, the certificate holder:

Knows and understands safety procedures before, during and after the application of protective coatings 

Has knowledge of safe work with primers, epoxy and isocyanide paints, and chloride rubber paints

Can identify and apply important information from product technical sheets

Understands the risks related to environmental protection and knows how to prevent them 

Knows the consequences and possible events caused by improper handling of chemical agents

Understands how to reduce the health risks associated with painting work

Can assess whether the workplace is properly organised from a health and safety point of view

Can plan the workplace on the basis of a risk assessment and a work plan

It carries out weathering tests itself 

Performs repairs of damaged surfaces by itself

Know how to use materials, tools, machines and personal protective equipment in a manner consistent with occupational health and safety standards

Selects precise chemical proportions and applies to technological intervals

Responds appropriately in life-threatening situations, including poisoning and chemical burns

The training programme is based on standards:

NACE SP0176 Corrosion Control of Submerged Areas of Permanently Installed Steel Offshore Structures Associated with Petroleum Production

NACE SP 0108 (2008) Standard Practice – Corrosion Control of Offshore Structures by Protective Coatings

NACE TPC 3 Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion and Biofouling in Oilfield Equipment

EN 12495 Cathodic protection for fixed steel offshore structures

EN ISO 12944 Paints and varnishes – Corrosion protection of steel structures by protective paint systems

ISO 20340 Paints and varnishes – Performance requirements for protective paint systems for offshore and related structures

ASTM A775 / A775M Standard Specification for Epoxy-Coated Steel Reinforcing Bars

ASTM A934 / A934M Standard Specification for Epoxy-Coated Prefabricated Steel Reinforcing Bars

ISO 19840:2012 Paints and varnishes – Corrosion protection of steel structures by protective paint systems – Measurement of, and acceptance criteria for, the thickness of dry films on rough surfaces

ISO 8501 Visual assessment of surface cleanliness;

ISO 8502 Tests for the assessment of surface cleanliness;

ISO 8503 Surface roughness characteristics of blast-cleaned steel substrates;

ISO 8504 Surface preparation methods.

ISO 4624 Paints and varnishes – Pull-off test for adhesion

ISO 4628 Paints and varnishes – Evaluation of degradation of coatings – Designation of quantity and size of defects, and of intensity of uniform changes in appearance

Health and safety §5 in the Danish Working Environment Authority act no 292 from April 26, 2001).

Target group:

– Wind turbine technicians,

– Workers in the boatbuilding industry,

– Anticorrosion workers on marine engineering structures

Strategic objectives

Upon completion of the training, the holder of this certificate is competent to repair paint systems on structures located in highly corrosive environments.


Spot repair on metal and composite surfaces is a lifetime training

Physical requirements

The participant shall not suffer from respiratory diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, allergy to isocyanates, or other epoxy resin derivatives.