Painters and related workers prepare surfaces of buildings and other structures for painting, apply protective and decorative coats of paint or similar materials
, or inner cover walls and ceilings of buildings with wallpaper or other finishes (ILO, 2018).

RISK PROBABILITY BASED ON THE SEMINAL FREY AND OSBORNE STUDY

PROFESSIONAL GROUP CHARACTERISTICS AND SIMILAR OCCUPATIONS

Painters, Building Structure Cleaners and Related Trades Workers

Painters, building structure cleaners and related trades workers prepare surfaces and apply paint and similar materials to buildings and other structures, vehicles or various manufactured articles. They cover interior walls and ceilings with wallpaper, and clean chimneys and exterior surfaces of buildings and other structures (ILO, 2018)

  • Painters and Related Workers
  • Spray Painters and Varnishers
  • Building Structure Cleaners
  • Building painter
  • Paperhanger

Background Information

Robots used in the auto industry have been adopted as early as the 1970s as the apply paint evenly and consistently without the toxic hazard. 

Remote operating robots were developed to paint and clean tall buildings. These robots deliver a very efficient service and avoid to put the life of workers at risk. In addition to external surfaces, there are already technologies that paint walls inside the buildings faster than human workers.

Drones are also being used to perform painting and cleaning of buildings. They are considered faster and more effective to reach difficult surfaces. 

CASE EXAMPLES

Categories: Skill Level 2