Alpine Painting Receives SSPC QS1 Certificate
Posted Dec 11, 2020 by Dave Scaturro
Alpine Painting & Sandblasting Contractors is proud to be a certified member of the SSPC, the Society for Protective Coatings. SSPC is a non-profit professional society focused on protective coatings for industrial steel structures. Alpine Painting became a certified member of the SSPC back in 2012 with the intention of maintaining the highest and latest level of quality and safety standards within our industry.
We are pleased to announce that we are the one of only two companies in the country to maintain all five of the following QP certifications: QP1, QP2, QP8, QP9 and QS1. The QS1 being the latest.
QP 1 evaluates contractors performing surface preparation and industrial coating application on steel structures.
QP 2 as a supplement to QP1 evaluates the contractor’s ability to perform industrial hazardous paint removal in the field. Two QP 2 categories are obtainable based on the type of equipment and the type of containment.
QP 8 certification evaluates the qualifications of contractors hired to install polymer coatings or surfacings on concrete and other cementitious surfaces in commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities.
QP 9 evaluates the qualifications of painting contractors who apply architectural coatings on commercial or institutional structures, and outlines a minimum standard for qualification.
QS 1 encompasses the in-process inspection of surface preparation and application of protective coatings and linings for new construction and maintenance for industrial, commercial and marine service.
SSPC-QS 1 Standards
SSPC-QS 1 is the standard procedure in the SSPC PCCP program that requires participating contractors to implement and document more stringent (ISO 9001-compliant) quality control and record-keeping procedures compared to those included SSPC QP 1, SSPC QP 3, etc. However, unlike ISO 9001 certification, QS 1 provides the facility owner with the dual benefit of a coatings industry-specific QMS model for contractors who have the operational capability required by QP 1 plus the ISO 9001 compliant QMS detailed in QS 1.
It confirms that Alpine Painting has the personnel, organization, qualifications, procedures, knowledge, and capability to implement the quality standards described in QS 1. Whether it be a heat exchanger or a marine bulkhead; an apartment complex or a local church; or anything in between, we have the certified team for the job.