Astins Initiatives

Plasterboard Waste Sustainable Improvement Study

Plasterboard Waste Sustainable Improvement Study

The construction industry has improved significantly in recent years, but is arguably still lagging behind other industries. With the recent publication of the government’s Construction 2025 strategy paper, the industry is under pressure to meet the government’s targets. Five years ago Astins embarked on a continuous improvement journey to reduce plasterboard waste. During this time […]

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900mm Boards

900mm Boards

Astins have been undertaking important collaborative research into the effect of plasterboard weight on our Operative’s health and wellbeing. The outcome of our research, we hope, may help lobby the industry by highlighting this important issue and the options available for plasterboard. Astins first began using 900mm boards at the Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. […]

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Astins Apprenticeship Scheme

Astins Apprenticeship Scheme

In September Astins welcomed nine individuals onto the Astins Apprenticeship Scheme. The programme, which lasts two years, provides the apprentices with an opportunity to develop their Drylining skills and gain their NVQ Level 2 and CSCS Blue Skilled card. Based at the Astins Institute training facility in Battersea London, they are learning the basics from […]

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Astins moves to improve MAD Safety training

Astins moves to improve MAD Safety training

Astins have been working with a Behavioural Psychologist to help improve the effectiveness of our ‘Make a Difference’ MAD training. Astins are interested to understand why individuals still take risks at work even though they have received all necessary training and are aware of RAMS, policies and obligations on site.  Studies have shown 96% of all […]

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Astins improve occupational health on site with Face Fit Testing

Astins improve occupational health on site with Face Fit Testing

Face fit testing is currently being carried out across all Astins sites to improve our team’s occupational health at work. Interestingly this latest Astins initiative has been noted by a key client who has approached us to work with them on trialling air fed respirators. Each face is shaped differently therefore this initiative tests the […]

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Astins lead the way on OCHS screening

Astins lead the way on OCHS screening

June 4th: Astins are pleased to announce the launch of our Occupational Health Programme, which aims to provide a medical for all directly employed Fixers, Taper and Jointers across the business The screenings are being conducted by RPS Group who will be visiting each site to carry out a medical that focuses upon specific industry […]

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