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Learn more about how we’re supporting the fight against Covid-19

With the fast-changing COVID-19 situation, we understand what challenging times these are for everyone: for you, your business and your family. As a family business ourselves, our priority is taking care of our colleagues, our customers, partners and suppliers.

We have introduced extra measures across our sites to look after our colleagues and all those who still need to come to our premises in person, including delivery staff: we are promoting social distancing at work; encouraging those who can work from home to do so, including both office and field teams; postponing any non-essential visits and events; implementing more vigorous cleaning regimes; and employing video technology to conduct meetings and customer visits wherever possible.

With this in mind, I wanted to get in touch with you personally to explain what steps we are taking at Altro to continue supporting you with your business.

The Global Altro Leadership Team is meeting daily to consider the latest government guidance in those markets in which we operate. As a global business with local presence, we can respond swiftly to regional customer needs and are structured in such a way that we are able to maintain stock levels and global supplies. I want to reassure you that we are very much open for business as usual and will do everything we can to respond to your individual circumstances.

In the coming days and weeks, we will keep you updated on how we are responding to the evolving situation. You will shortly hear from us about all the different ways you can stay in touch with us, so that we can carry on working together. Should you have any queries whatsoever, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your regular, local Altro contact.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you, your family and colleagues good health and assure you that we are doing everything we can to maintain the excellent level of customer service that you have come to expect from Altro.

With kind regards

Richard Kahn
CEO Floors and Managing Director, Altro Group

Continuing professional development

In order to continue our commitment to industry development and high quality customer service, Altro have developed a range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses focusing on main issues surrounding flooring and walling products and the wider construction industry:

  • How to reduce the risk of slipping
  • High impact hygienic wall finishes

See the tabs below for more information about these CPDs. Each seminar is approximately one hour long and is designed to fit flexibly within busy work schedules. Courses are delivered by members of our technical sales team on site at your offices.

These courses are RIAI  approved and are designed to encourage delegate interaction to promote knowledge share. Each course aims to:

  • Develop understanding of the key considerations when selecting flooring or walling finishes
  • Outline important health and safety elements
  • Provide installation guidance, hints and tips
  • Detail correct maintenance procedures

For more details or to book a course, please contact our Customer Care Centre on 01 907 5821 or email cpd@altro.com

How to reduce the risk of slipping

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), slips and trips are the most common cause of major / specified injuries to employees. The specification of appropriate flooring is an important way of controlling risk. This seminar coincides with the HSE’s campaign to reduce slips by education and enforcement and covers:

  • The regulations
  • Statistics
  • HSE activity
  • Flooring slip test methods

High Impact hygienic wall finishes

This CPD covers the thought processes behind the use of Altro’s range of performance, high design, walling products. Starting with an outline of the needs of the marketplace covering regulations and specification considerations, into image creation and hygiene and safety.

Commercial presentations

We also offer a range of commercial presentations including:

Designing for dementia

With an ageing population increasing the number of dementia cases, this CPD has been designed to give delegates an overview of the fundamental aspects of designing for dementia environments.

Resin - where function meets design

From machine shops to warehouses, resin systems are providing the performance required to keep the wheels of industry rolling. But what type of resin should you use? Will it resist chemicals and be easy to clean? You'll find the answers to these and other questions by attending this seminar.

Prevention is better than cure

Defect-free construction is a major industry preoccupation. This seminar looks at the principal causes of failure and how to get your product selection and installation right first time.

Altro Factory Tour: Innovation in manufacturing product design

This tour of our manufacturing plant and laboratories in Letchworth will focus on how safety flooring is manufactured, how new products are developed and provide guidance on issues, legislation and standards affecting the specification of safety flooring. You will be taken through the history of Altro and how we continue to lead the way through the delivery of innovative solutions, in which sustainability objectives underpin our decision making processes. This course/workshop/tour focuses on:

  • The composition of safety flooring and how it works
  • The manufacturing process
  • The history of safety flooring and how it has developed over the years
  • Different types of safety flooring to suit different requirements
  • Cleaning requirements for safety flooring
  • Measuring slip resistance