Candidates who already hold BGAS-CSWIP grades 3 and 2 in paint/painting inspection. This, the advanced qualification, deals specifically with offshore practices.
Zones of offshore structures; offshore working; safety offshore; medical, emergency procedures/escape routes; permit to work systems; vessel entry and enclosed space working; scaffolding; fire protection; BS 5378 safety signs and colours; BS 1710 identification of pipelines; finish colour schedules BS 381C and BS 4800.
Renewal can only be made within three months of the expiry date. Any application received after three months of the expiry cannot be considered and can only be renewed by re-examination. Four-day training course with a half-day examination on day 5, or for less experienced candidates there is the opportunity to take the examination the following week.
Candidates must hold a valid BGAS Painting Inspector Grade 2 certificate prior to obtaining Grade 1. The minimum duration for industrial experience prior to or following success in the qualification examination is 12 months, providing evidence of a good knowledge of offshore working, safety, and painting inspection.