PaintSquare.com
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on LinkedIn Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram
Search the site

 


July 23 - July 29, 2012

Some owners have begun to require an individually certified coating inspector for projects, rather than a certified firm. Is this necessary?


Answers Votes
Yes, inspectors should be individually certified. 90%
As long as the firm is certified, the individual will be qualified enough. 6%
No certification is needed, as long as the inspector is experienced. 3%


Suggest a topic

   

Tagged categories: Certifications and standards

Comment from Francis Goss, (7/24/2012, 8:36 AM)

Yes it is necessary.Just because a firm is Certified does not mean that the persons doing the work actually know what they are doing.Furthermore, I have met Persons that have been busy as a Painter or blaster for some 30 years,or doing inspection work learned on the job, and had no idea how to fill out a Survey report,make proper measurements or other tasks requierd from Certified Inspectors. In the end they costed thier companies more money than they earned.


Comment from Tom Schwerdt, (7/25/2012, 8:12 AM)

I'm a bit puzzled by this - AFAIK, paint inspector certification was established practice long before firm certification came on the scene.


Comment from Michael Hewins, (7/26/2012, 9:34 AM)

Does it make a difference? You can get an inspector with or without certification or a firm and still get a bad inspector. What needs to happen is the implementation of a system that monitors inspectors and has the ability to weed out the incompetent ones. The other requirement should be on the owner to specify training and experience levels of inspectors.


Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Advertisements
 
SEMicro Division, M.E. Taylor Engineering, Inc.
 
Coatings Adhesion Testers
 
The PATTI® accurately measures the bond strength between coating & substrate. Outfitted properly, the surface can be rough, porous, or curved & >10K psi strong!
 

 
Detail Masters
 
Overspray Removal
 
We offer professional, turnkey service and unparalleled quality!
Our process can save hundreds— even thousands of dollars. It's fast, environmentally safe and 100% guaranteed.
 

 
SAFE Systems, Inc.
 
Enduroguard -
The Tough Cable
for a Tough Industry.
 
Reduce maintenance costs and down time, increase job site safety with Enduroguard Cable. Available exclusively from SAFE Systems. UL listed, flexible, abrasion resistant and cut resistant.
 

 
SABRE Autonomous Solutions
 
Safety, Productivity, Quality. Robotic Blasting
 
Learn how this simple to use, field deployed, automatic robot is eliminating hazards in major confined, cluttered and complex surface preparation projects.
 

 
SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
 
http://www.sspc.org/
 
Join SSPC and Enhance
Your Career !
 

 
HoldTight Solutions Inc.
 
NO FLASH RUST - NO CONTAMINANTS
 
Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust
preventer prevents flash
rust by removing surface contaminants. Contact us
for your nearest distributor.
(800) 319.8802 sales@holdtight.com
 

 
DRYCO
 
Humidity & Temperature Control Equipment
 
Rental Desiccant Dehumidifiers, ArcticDRY Units, Air Conditioners, Heaters and Generators to help control the climate on your next industrial painting project. Nationwide locations, 24/7 service: (866) 379-2600 www.drycogroup.com”
 

 
PPG Protective and Marine Coatings Group
 
We Protect and Beautify the World
 
PPG is widely recognized as a world leader in protective and marine coatings, developing innovative, cutting-edge products and services.
 

 
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America
 
Performance Amine 1,3-BAC
 
A highly reactive cycloaliphatic diamine offering superior performance. Reasonable cost and curing efficacy makes it suitable for all types of epoxy resin applications.
 

 
PSS Industrial Group
 
AirTech - World Leader in Custom Spray Solutions
 
AirTech is the solution
for any custom spray application. We have painting & finishing equipment, blast equipment, painting accessories, booth filter and many more items in inventory.
 

 
 
 

Technology Publishing Co., 2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951

TEL 1-412-431-8300  • FAX  1-412-431-5428  •  EMAIL webmaster@paintsquare.com


The Technology Publishing Network

Durability + Design PaintSquare the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Paint BidTracker

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us