Stories of coatings from a contractors perspective

10 Oct 2019

Joint Lecture with the Institute of Corrosion

Presented by Kevin Harold

Stories of coatings from a contractors perspective

Kevin tells of his journey as a painter from the era when PPE was non-existent, how he moved into industrial painting, became a painting inspector and having joined the Tamar Bridge strengthening and widening project, found the painters could not paint so he taught them. Even as late as the early 21st Century clients were not getting what they wanted in terms of standards or quality.

In 2006 he became aware of the Industrial Coating Applicator Training Scheme (ICATS), registered his company, got his workforce trained and subsequently became a trainer himself. The operation and benefits of ICATS will be explained notably the evidence that the training results in major savings from less repeat work and the advantages gained by the asset owners and operators.

Kevin started Paintel in 2001 after 25 years in the Paint Industry. The company has worked on many projects in the West Country including the Tamar Bridge, Devonport and many contracts with Highways England.

The current ICATS course material launched in 2018 was written by Kevin and his wife Jo and he has also written the ICATS Supervisor course and the new Managers Coating Awareness Course which provides an insight into coatings for specifiers and engineers.

Kevin is an ICorr Level 3 Coating Inspector and is currently involved in updating the Coating Inspection Courses.



18:30 pm - Lecture

17:30 pm - Refreshments


Venue and booking

Event Location: 
Lancaster Hall Hotel
35 Craven Terrace
W2 3EL
United Kingdom

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