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News from ICATS

2:31 pm


The Institute of Corrosion document which defines the requirements for the operation of the ICATS scheme is called the Req Doc and the latest version (the 15th Edition since the scheme was introduced in 2005) has just been approved.

The new changes are out today from iCATS, these can be viewed in full by visiting the iCATS website clicking on iCATS latest news.

Below are the changes in brief.

Main changes:

• Mentoring – the maximum number of Trainee Applicators one qualified ICATS Applicator can mentor is 5
• Trainee Cards will only be valid for one […]

OPS Welcomes Chris Holden

11:53 am

10th April 2017


Offshore Painting Services (OPS) has appointed Chris Holden (pictured) as general manager of its operational base at the Port of Grimsby, as it emerges as a new maintenance hub for North Sea offshore wind farms.

The Liverpool-based group provides industrial painting, training and blade technician services for projects in the UK, Europe and beyond, including Race Bank, Dudgeon and Burbo Bank.

“Chris’s appointment underlines our commitment to the area. He buys into what we are about and what we want to do,” Offshore Painting Services managing director David Jones said […]

OPS Training add 2 new accreditations

5:41 pm

24th December 2016

OPS Training were celebrating Christmas early after being awarded 2 new accreditations at its state of the art training centre in Liverpool.

After 3 months of hard work, all was rewarded when they successfully achieved accreditations for both GWO (Global wind Organisation) and IRATA (industrial rope access trade association) accreditations.

This now means that as well as their current iCATS industrial painting courses they can also deliver the full GWO Basic safety training and  IRATA Rope Access training in their new state of the art training centre.