ADHESIVE FILM APPLICATION: A JOB MADE OF DIVERSE AND COMPLEX KNOW-HOW
The Technician for Adhesive Film Applicaton (T.A.F.A) job requires good theoretical knowledge as well as accurate techniques adapted to each type of mission.
To apply a solar adhesive film on an outdoor window is not the same as applying a relooking thermosettable adhesive film on furniture or to secure a bomb blast protection film to a window frame in order to trap broken glass.
TEACHING THE TECHNICALITY OF ADHESIVE FILM APPLICATION
GSDI’s know-how relating to the application and removal of surface treatment films is based on techniques proven by twenty years of experience in various fields of action characterized by their own worksites’ constraints: public transportation, trading & distribution, business properties, public buildings & spaces and agribusiness.
Proud of our expertise, GSDI’s management decided, in the early 2000s, to develop an internal staff training program to become aTechnician for Adhesive Film Application (T.A.F.A).
The classes are held in a specially equipped training room and they cover the whole adhesive film application process: from film reception in the workshop equiped with cutting machines to the final film application on worksites.
These various procedures are listed in our Quality Assurance Manual (QAM).
A COMPLETE TRAINING SCHOOL
The training involves three levels of assessment (T.A.F.A. 1, 2 and 3) which allow everyone to pursue professional development based on abilities and skills, up to the team leader position.
This apprenticeship is both theoretical (knowledge of products and application techniques, organization and supervision of worksite, safety measures) and practical with the implementation of knowledge on worksites under the control of team leader.
Simultaneously, information sessions about new products and technological innovations are set up by film suppliers. And GSDI ensures a continuous development of specific skills through targeted trainings: work at height, aerial bucket manipulation, CACES…
In order to validate a film adhesive applicator technicians professional training and obtain a state recognized certificate, GSDI group set up a partnership with the CNAM (National Conservatory of Arts and Craft) to create a title related to its specific activity.