SSPC QP2 – Field Removal of Hazardous Coatings from Complex Structures


is a supplement to QP 1 that evaluates the contractor’s ability to perform industrial hazardous paint removal in a field operation. KTA provides the following services in support of Contractors seeking SSPC QP2 certification:

  • Deleading Compliance Programs:

    Prepared under the direction of a Certified Industrial Hygienist, the KTA Corporate Deleading Compliance Program addresses the protection of workers, management of releases of lead to air, soils, and waters, and management of waste streams. The program provides policies and guidance in each of these general areas and is based upon existing Federal regulations. It contains the necessary forms, documents, checklists, and other materials necessary to facilitate ease of implementation at individual project sites and to allow for tailoring to meet individual state and/or specific requirements. This plan is designed to meet the program requirements of the SSPC’s QP-2 Painting Contractor Certification Program.
    To Learn More about the program or to order a copy of the Deleading Compliance Program Click Here.

  • Training:

    The QP2 certification program requires the presence of a competent person on all lead paint removal projects. KTA is a licensed provider of the SSPC C.3 “Supervisor/Competent Person Training for Deleading of Industrial Structures” and the SSPC C.5 “Supervisor/Competent Person Refresher” training courses. The 4-day C.3 and the 8-hour C.5 courses are offered at the KTA facilities in Pittsburgh, PA at various times throughout the year as “open registration courses,” or can be delivered at your facility under private contract.
    To Learn More about the C.3 and C.5 courses, or to register for a course, Click Here.

  • Document Review:

    Prior to submission to the SSPC, KTA can perform a review of the completed QP-2 application and required documentation. This review will assist in verifying that the application package is complete, contains all required information, and identifies any potential deficiencies in the submittals based on QP-2 requirements. This type of review can be critical, as QP-2 requirements include multiple “critical items” that, if they are not addressed, can result in immediate rejection of the application.

  • Site Survey:

    Prior to an SSPC QP-2 audit, KTA can perform a site survey (similar to that which will be done by an SSPC auditor) to identify potential weaknesses in current worker protection, environmental compliance, and waste management efforts. The site survey involves two components: a site evaluation and a records review. The site evaluation involves a review of field work practices to assess compliance with the Corporate Deleading Compliance Program as well as the requirements of the QP-2 standard. The records review typically involves an evaluation of site-specific lead, environmental, and waste handling compliance programs, containment design information, project specifications, and supporting documentation (i.e., air monitoring results, waste sampling results).