MEM08013B – Prepare surfaces by abrasive blasting (advanced)

Course Description

This unit covers performing an advanced level of skill in surface preparation using abrasive blasting. This unit is designed to be used where an advanced level of skill is desired in surface preparation using abrasive blasting. The operation and maintenance of compressed air systems and associated items, including emergency shut-down procedures, is included. Work is undertaken autonomously or as part of a team environment using accepted standards for safety, quality and procedures. All work and work practices are undertaken to regulatory and legislative requirements.


  • Determining job requirements
  • Selecting blast process and media.
  • operation and maintenance of compressed air systems
  • Equipment setup and pre-operational checks
  • Blasting equipment operation and maintenance.
  • Emergency shutdown procedures.
  • Abrasive media disposal
  • Cleaning and disassembly of blast equipment
  • Surface Inspection methods

Entry Requirements

Students must have completed the following units of competency to qualify for enrolment;

  • MEM13003B – Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials
  • MEM08016B – Control blast coating by-products, materials and emissions
  • MEM08012B – Prepare surfaces by abrasive blasting (basic)

Delivery & Assesment

Training and assessment is conducted on site and is structured on a flexible basis to meet the needs of the organisation and students and includes classroom theory and practical on-job training. Assessment is competency based and will include a mixture of classroom-based exercises and practical demonstration of skills.


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Successful assessment outcomes from this training will result in a Statement of Attainment; that may be used for recognition in a relevant qualification.

Materials & Equipment

Students will be provided with all written and physical materials required to complete the assessment. Students must wear long trousers, a long sleave top and steel-capped boots.


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