How to Become a Coating Inspector (Infographic)

Are you looking for coating inspector jobs? In this infographic, we will show you step by step how to become a coating inspector.

Did you know that the average coating inspector salary is 62% higher than the average salary across Europe? You can get a piece of this by studying ICORR and NACE paint inspector courses to achieve coating inspector certification.

For professionals with industry experience, we will run through coating inspector salary variations. These pay variations depend on your location and years of experience.

 

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Sick Building Syndrome: Is your workplace making you sick?

Sick Building Syndrome: Is Your Office Making You Ill? (Infographic)

Whether it’s the result of the Sunday night blues, an impending deadline or an overbearing boss, we’ve all had days where going to the office feels like a threat to our health. But beyond the daily slog and stress of a working day, did you know that the actual building you work in could be making you feel ill?

Beginning in the 1970s, people began to report strange symptoms that only appeared after spending time in particular buildings – most commonly, their office building. These symptoms included eye, throat and nose irritation, headaches, and dizziness and nausea, along with general feelings of fatigue and ill health. Often, these symptoms would improve or disappear entirely once employees left their workplace.

In 1984, the World Health Organisation coined the term “Sick Building Syndrome” to describe these symptoms, believing that flaws in the designs of new buildings were to blame. Ongoing oil embargos had caused energy prices to skyrocket. To counter this, planners wanted to make buildings more energy efficient, which they achieved by reducing outdoor air ventilation. Unfortunately,  this had a knock-on effect: more airtight buildings meant that chemical pollutants like VOCs, and biological contaminants such as bacteria and mould could build up to the extent that they started to affect the health of employees. Indoor air quality worsened, with air indoors often 2-5 times more polluted than the air outside.  On top of this, other conditions in office buildings exacerbated these problems; for instance, photocopiers emit ozone which in high concentrations can cause breathing difficulties.

Sick Building Syndrome is more prevalent in open plan offices than anywhere else, and with 70% of office buildings now employing an open floor plan, it isn’t going anywhere. The constant noise and distraction in open offices exacerbates symptoms like headaches and poor concentration. Workers also experience the infamous office temperature wars, where everyone is either too hot or too cold. Plus, being in constant proximity with colleagues means if one person gets sick, everyone else does as well. All this combined with poor lighting or bad ventilation is a recipe for disaster. The end result is that people working in open plan offices take 62% more sick leave.

To help you learn more about Sick Building Syndrome, we’ve put together this helpful infographic at Paint Inspection. It tells you everything you need to know, including the symptoms, causes, and the costs to employers. We’ve also shared some handy tips to improve your office environment and reduce these symptoms.

 

Director Andrew Patterson achieves further NACE accreditation

Paint Inspection Ltd are pleased to announce that our Director, Andrew Patterson, has achieved accreditation from the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) as a Senior Corrosion Technologist; one of the highest distinctions awarded by the NACE.

The certification covers all facets of corrosion,  combining technical training with technical experience to ensure the highest level of academic and practical knowledge over multiple areas of corrosion and its control.

We’re all very proud of Andrew for the hard work he has been required to undertake in order to gain this accreditation. It also demonstrates our dedication to ensuring the highest levels of on-the-job knowledge and ability at all levels of the organisation.

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Paint Inspection Earn Further MICorr & NACE Accreditations

We are pleased to announce that our Director Ian Patterson (ICorr level 3) has been awarded Professional Membership (MICorr) of the Institute of Corrosion.

Our Director Andrew Patterson has also just completed his NACE Pier Review and now a NACE Level 3.

Well done to both, who continue to lead from the front.

Heathrow Control Tower

Paint Inspection Ltd have been pleased to be working with Up and Under on the Heathrow Control Tower.
The remit was to assess the current condition of the paint system by rope access techniques.
The tower is around 8 years old so the survey was to identify any coating defects and assess the continued service life to meet the 20year life period. The tower is 87metres in height, the rope access point was at approx 70metres (210ft) so surveying from ropes at this height is going to be challenging especially with the wind conditions etc.
The paint survey was carried out over two days by our highly qualified ICorr level 3 inspector, who did admit the first drop off was daunting.

Southern Office Move

Paint Inspection Ltd’s southern office will soon move to Milton House, High Street, Fareham, this move is required due to the growth and expansion during 2013. The new offices provide a great location on the south coast. There are easy access links from the motorway and rail station only a 10 minute walk away.