This occupation is discovered within the engineering and manufacturing sector inside the marine, aviation and automotive industries. Floor finishers may go for boat producers, refit and restore boatyards, marinas, specialist marine corporations, aerospace manufacturing, restore and restoration corporations and automotive producers together with ‘supercar’ producers and motorsport corporations. These might be small, medium or massive companies. Floor finishers can undertake work on quite a lot of merchandise together with for instance motorised cruisers, narrowboats, crusing boats, work boats, superyachts, excessive finish autos, supercars, non-public jets and industrial plane. This can be a core and choices apprenticeship customary. Apprentices can be educated and assessed towards the core and one possibility. There are three choices: 1. Marine floor finisher 2. Aviation floor finisher 3. Automotive floor finisher

The broad objective of the occupation is for floor finishers to arrange the wood (onerous and comfortable woods), steel (ferrous and non-ferrous) or composite (FRP, FRC) hulls, superstructures, chassis and elements of boats, autos and aircrafts of various complexity and dimension. They plan their work, arrange tools and apply coatings to the ready floor utilizing specialist strategies and merchandise for instance, spray, hand paint, varnish and French polish. They establish paint defects, take corrective motion, perform efficiency testing and high quality assurance actions together with using inspection tools. They perform upkeep actions on amenities and tools and full a variety of documentation. The principle variations between the three choices are these regarding dimensional scale, quantity of throughput, operational atmosphere, supplies (automotive makes use of water-based paints, marine makes use of numerous varnishes and aerospace makes use of extra advanced substrates topic to regulatory oversight), expertise, tools and utility approach.

Of their every day work, an worker on this occupation interacts with the instant crew resembling manufacturing employees, high quality assurance employees and specialist trades resembling engineers, boat builders, riggers, carpenters, welders and electricians. Additionally they liaise with different departments recurrently, resembling gross sales, well being and security, human sources, audit and coaching. Floor finishers may have contact with exterior technical paint representatives, contractors, clients and suppliers. Floor finishers work in paint preparation workshops, ending spray cubicles, tented areas, product interiors and different exterior environments. These areas home a spread of specialist instruments and tools, which may embrace a upkeep space, mixing space and adjoining workshops.

An worker on this occupation can be answerable for guaranteeing the very best requirements are met when getting ready a product or coating to the suitable remaining floor end. They have to guarantee the security of themselves and others and the atmosphere guaranteeing they utilise Private Protecting Gear (PPE), perform occupational well being surveillance and cling to Management of Substances Hazardous to Well being (COSHH). They could work on their very own or a part of a crew. They have to work inside budgets, timescales and high quality requirements to satisfy buyer necessities.


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Aviation woodwork/lacquer finisher


Element paint finisher


Element painter inside elements


Marine coatings finisher


Marine french polisher


Marine painter


Marine sprayer


Marine floor finisher


Paint crew member


Paint technician


Automobile painter


Automobile sprayer


Yacht finisher


Yacht painter

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Information

K1: Traits and options of the floor ending trade and the floor finisher’s position and placement inside the trade, and who floor finishers work together with so as to carry out their work operations
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K2: Communication strategies, their position and options, together with the benefits and downsides of every when speaking with totally different clients and stakeholders (inner and exterior). Organisational processes and procedures relating to communication channels, strategies and the way communications and their outcomes are recorded and documented
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K3: Floor ending terminology and its that means. Makes use of of knowledge expertise related to floor ending work operations
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K4: Drawback-solving and testing strategies and strategies used to resolve floor ending issues related to their space of accountability
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K5: Sourcing of supplies and tools, costing, pricing and budgeting rules and figuring out and addressing discrepancies and high quality points
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K6: Organisational insurance policies, processes and procedures for the design, planning and arrange, and supply of floor ending actions together with instruments, supplies, tools and atmosphere
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K7: Laws, rules, trade steering, practices and procedures that direct well being and security and environmental sustainability at work and the significance of complying with management of drugs hazardous to well being (COSHH). Private protecting tools (PPE) and respiratory protecting tools (RPE)
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K8: The requirement for private accountability and common well being surveillance and the significance of correctly adhering to disposal of hazardous waste principals guaranteeing safety of the atmosphere
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K9: Methods of guaranteeing high quality of floor ending processes and work merchandise, together with steady enterprise enchancment strategies and the way they’re built-in into floor ending work processes and procedures
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K10: Sources of knowledge and steering that directs floor ending work operations, sometimes together with drawings and technical specs, the place this info and steering might be discovered and when and the place it needs to be used
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K11: Mathematical strategies and calculations that underpin floor ending work
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K12: Vary and objective of instruments, supplies and tools used when establishing and when performing floor ending operations, their traits, options, their protected use, motion and operation and the implications of utilizing inappropriate instruments and strategies for the proper floor end
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K13: The connection between totally different substrates, supplies and sophisticated shapes
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K14: Significance of precisely finishing floor ending documentation and the knowledge that must be recorded throughout totally different phases of floor ending work operations
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K15: Significance of restoring the work space to a tidy and protected state on completion of floor ending work operation and what this entails
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K16: Checks, checks and inspections undertaken earlier than, throughout and after performing totally different floor ending work operations, how these are undertaken and any remedial motion required
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K17: The frequent varieties of defects (for instance, sags, seeds, runs) and contamination results discovered at inspection and their potential causes
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K18: Utility rules and strategies for various floor ending supplies
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K19: Fundamental operational rules of floor ending tools and their servicing and upkeep necessities
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K20: Significance of customer support and customer support rules and strategies
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K21: Human components and the way they’ll have an effect on a person’s efficiency whereas finishing up upkeep and floor ending actions 
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K22: (Marine): Work at peak rules and necessities for protected entry and egress from a vessel resembling engineering controls (handrails, guard rails, guard wires and many others.) and PPE to be worn throughout the work at peak exercise and its care and proper use (e.g. harnesses and lanyards)
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K23: (Marine): Course of and security necessities for working in confined areas
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K24: (Marine): Rules and necessities to setup work platforms, staging, towers and cellular elevated work platforms (MEWP) and coaching necessities to make sure protected use
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K25: (Marine): Necessities of lifting operations and lifting tools regulation (LOLER) in relation to MEWPs and harnesses
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K26: (Marine): Working practices, hazards, related dangers and the emergency preparedness when finishing up work in an operational marine atmosphere (together with on or close to the water) together with using electrical energy instruments and necessities for PPE resembling life jackets
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K27: (Marine): Versatile work observe and the way marine paint operations impact the workflow and schedule of different trades to accommodate work processes and COSHH necessities resembling to satisfy product overcoating timeframes
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K28: (Marine): Native restrictions in relation to work operations resembling web site of particular scientific curiosity (SSSI) restrictions in harbours and rivers and consideration for environmental safety of watercourses
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K29: (Marine): Merchandise, strategies and numerous strategies of making use of coatings by hand resembling roll and tip and hand varnishing
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K30: (Marine): Merchandise, strategies, necessities and numerous strategies of sprucing and ending resembling French sprucing and gel coat ending
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K31: (Marine): Merchandise, strategies and necessities for spraying massive advanced shapes, constructions and elements, together with the necessity to preserve a moist edge while spraying. Crew-based utility strategies resembling a number of sprayers, pot males and spotters to soundly spray hulls and huge constructions.
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K32: (Aviation): Particular coatings and steel therapies utilized in aviation portray, together with varieties of end, measurement of coating thickness and the appliance strategies for matt and gloss finishes
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K33: (Aviation): Processes used to arrange an plane for refinishing together with plane bonding, inspection strategies and safety of significant elements
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K34: (Aviation): Composites and substrates utilized in aviation and the preparation strategies used with these supplies
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K35: (Aviation): Army or civil rules as relevant to plane refinishing
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K36: (Aviation): Essential areas on an plane and the way these might be affected by refinishing together with Decreased Vertical Separation Minima (RVSM) necessities
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K37: (Aviation): Inspection strategies to examine an plane submit paint strip resembling inspecting for corrosion. Varieties of corrosion, remedy of corrosion and strategies used for inspecting for delamination
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K38: (Aviation): Processes utilized in making use of and positioning each obligatory and buyer chosen exterior markings
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K39: (Aviation): Course of and security necessities for working in confined areas
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K40: (Automotive): Properties of substrates associated to the automotive sector together with plastics, metals and carbon fibres. Influence of the substrate on the floor end, together with modifications in color match and variations in strategies
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K41: (Automotive): Varieties of coatings utilized in automotive together with anti-chip blackouts, base coats and their traits and utility strategies
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K42: (Automotive): The defect recording, processing and completion necessities required at automotive paint inspection phases
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K43: (Automotive): Strategies used for masking out product, varieties of masking supplies, utility strategies
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K44: (Automotive): Strategies of demasking, frequent issues and defects arising from incorrect demasking
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K45: (Automotive): Methods, instruments, supplies and strategies utilized in sprucing and ending of automotive automobile finishes
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K46: (Automotive): Varieties of spot restore. Methods, instruments, supplies and strategies used to hold out spot repairs
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Abilities

S1: Use communication and interpersonal strategies and terminology to assist interactions with colleagues, contractors, suppliers and others
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S2: Ship applicable customer support rules and strategies, in accordance with organisational coverage and processes
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S3: Keep the security of self together with others by following protected programs of labor and complying with all related laws, rules, codes of observe and different related info and steering
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S4: Take into account sustainability and environmental impacts when planning and performing floor ending work operations
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S5: Observe permitted trade and producer’s steering and strategies, operational work strategies, practices, processes, rules and procedures when endeavor totally different floor ending work operations, inside required time frames
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S6: Choose, use, and retailer sources safely and appropriately together with instruments, supplies, tools, equipment and consumables
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S7: Perform the proper preparation strategies when working with a substrate
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S8: Observe high quality enchancment rules, strategies, and strategies and establish any areas for enchancment, consulting internally and externally as applicable
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S9: Conduct required checks and checks when performing floor ending work operations
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S10: Restore work space to a protected and tidy situation in accordance with organisational and legislative coverage and procedures
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S11: Full information and documentation related to floor ending work operations, in accordance with necessities resembling legislative or regulatory
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S12: Test and establish floor defects and contamination points to firm and trade requirements, utilizing applicable and related documentation
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S13: Get rid of waste supplies, in accordance with protected working and environmental practices and permitted procedures
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S14: Perform required rework utilizing permitted supplies and strategies
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S15: Carry out routine upkeep and servicing on related tools
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S16: Cope with any issues that will current themselves inside their very own space of accountability
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S17: (Marine): Adhere to work at peak rules and necessities for protected entry and egress from or round a vessel and utilise applicable PPE when working at peak guaranteeing pre-use checks, operation and upkeep actions are carried out appropriately
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S18: (Marine): Setup work platforms to necessities and present rules together with staging, towers and cellular elevated work platforms (MEWP) to make sure protected use
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S19: (Marine): Perform lifting operations in accordance with lifting operations and lifting tools rules (LOLER)
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S20: (Marine): Establish hazards and management their related dangers when engaged on or close to the water, utilizing strategies resembling threat evaluation. Use emergency preparedness procedures when finishing up work in an operational marine atmosphere (together with on or close to the water)
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S21: (Marine): Adapt working practices to assist marine paint operations which have an effect on the workflow. Schedule work to accommodate different trades processes and COSHH necessities resembling to satisfy product overcoating timeframes
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S22: (Marine): Use merchandise, strategies and numerous strategies of making use of coatings by hand resembling roll and tip and hand varnishing
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S23: (Marine): Use the proper merchandise, strategies and numerous strategies of sprucing and ending resembling French sprucing and gel coat ending
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S24: (Marine): Use merchandise, strategies, strategies and tools for spraying advanced shapes, constructions and elements resembling sustaining a moist edge while spraying and team-based utility strategies (a number of sprayers, pot males and spotters to soundly spray hulls and huge constructions)
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S25: (Marine): Arrange spray amenities in accordance with the producer’s product knowledge sheets and differing temperature and humidity necessities when making use of coatings to wood, composite or steel vessels
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S26: (Marine): Perform masking and demasking of huge or advanced shapes, with out inflicting floor end defects throughout the demask course of
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S27: (Aviation): Observe the permitted floor dealing with procedures in place to make sure the plane is appropriately positioned within the hangar, guaranteeing protected working programs are in place to permit entry previous to graduation of agreed works
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S28: (Aviation): Adjust to the producer’s steering notes on particular plane varieties utilizing the Plane Upkeep Guide, structural restore handbook and procedures when getting ready and ending plane substrates together with in-house high quality documentation and procedures
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S29: (Aviation): Examine, establish and report floor defects, contamination and high quality points utilizing applicable and related documentation and in accordance with the producer’s and the regulators necessities
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S30: (Aviation): Full related job staging documentation to the work carried out, guarantee this has been signed for and any supplies used recorded and supply reference for technical knowledge used
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S31: (Aviation): Examine an plane, recording and rectifying listed defects utilizing related documentation. Adjust to technical knowledge and measuring strategies throughout the inspection, for instance dent and buckle charts, structural restore handbook and customary practices
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S32: (Aviation): Interpret and perceive Authentic Gear Producer (OEM) and buyer knowledge to use and place exterior markings, each obligatory and buyer chosen
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S33: (Automotive): Use supplies, tools and strategies to realize acceptable finishes on substrates resembling plastics, metals and composites utilized in automotive manufacture
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S34: (Automotive): Apply spray coatings throughout various elements of a automobile shell together with vertical, horizontal and inner facets of the automobile
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S35: (Automotive): Apply numerous varieties of spray coating, resembling base coats, lacquer coats, anti-chip
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S36: (Automotive): Perform masking of product
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S37: (Automotive): Demask merchandise with out inflicting floor end defects
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S38: (Automotive): Choose the supplies and strategies and full sprucing and ending of car coatings.
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Behaviours

B1: Embrace a security tradition and situational consciousness together with being hazard and threat conscious when working
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B2: Embrace an environmentally sustainable working tradition, taking accountability for the suitable use of sources and personal actions
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B3: Display dedication to high quality, industrial consciousness and steady enchancment
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B4: Concentrate on the necessities of the shopper (inner and exterior), looking for to offer excellent customer support, assembly buyer necessities
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B5: Work individually and as a part of a crew, speaking at totally different ranges to realize constructive work outcomes
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B6: Deal with everybody with respect and courtesy, valuing range.
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B7: Motivated, meticulous, proactive and adaptable, with a deal with steady private growth and information sharing
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B8: Handle personal time to finish work operations inside the confines of job accountability
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B9: Display due consideration of human components in performing upkeep and floor ending actions.
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