Astins Institute

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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Lambeth Council Training Programme

Lambeth Council Training Programme

Astins are pleased to be once again working with Lambeth Council to deliver a six week introduction to dry-lining course for people looking to get a start in the industry.  This is the third trainee programme we will have successfully delivered. On 26th October, ten previously unemployed individuals arrived at our training facility to begin […]

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London Borough of Wandsworth Construction Summit

London Borough of Wandsworth Construction Summit

John Rogerson and Rebecca Hislam were invited to attend and represent Astins at the recent Construction Summit held in the borough on 15th July. Cllr. Ravi Govindia, Leader of Wandsworth Council, arranged the summit in order to bring together developers, main contractors and sub-contractors from the construction industry with the key aim to discuss how […]

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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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