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Altro

Overview

Altro provide high-quality solutions across a range of flooring products and wall cladding for a variety of sectors. These include hard-wearing and hygienic products ideal for commercial kitchens, as well as easy to apply safety solutions for transport, amongst others.


With durable, sustainable options available alongside designer items and products that dampen sound for busy public spaces, our in-depth range, coupled with years of industry expertise and experience, means we can tailor exactly the right flooring and walling products for your needs.


Care and maintenance products are also a part of our range to make sure your Altro products are treated properly and last longer and more effectively. Nosings, adhesives and finishings can all be found in our floors and walls accessories.

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CPD Material (9)


Multiple CPD formats
Designing for Dementia
By 2021 it is estimated that over one million people will be living with dementia in the UK, an increasing figure. This interactive CPD examines common symptoms and how the built environment can exacerbate these or help those with dementia to live well. The session will include industry best practice guidance, including information and input from the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC). By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:
-What dementia is, common symptoms and its impact on the senses
-The effects of visual impairment
-The use and measurement of light reflectance values (LRV)
- Rules, regulations and best practice
- Design principles
This CPD can be delivered to you live or remotely.
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Online Learning
Material type: Seminar
Multiple CPD formats
Specifying Vinyl Floors
Vinyl is increasingly the product of choice for both new-builds and refurbishments. This CPD presentation gives comprehensive guidance on the different types of vinyl floors available today, including adhesive-free and modular flooring, along with real-life case studies for each type. It goes through considerations when specifying vinyl floors, including the well-being of the end user, designing for dementia, sustainability, design flexibility and when prolonged downtime isn't an option. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:
- What a vinyl floor is made of, how, the associated benefits and where the issue of sustainability fits in
- Why risk assessments are needed and how they inform your specification
- Types and benefits of vinyl floors: safety; specialist safety; heavy duty; adhesive-free; smooth; modular (LVT)
- Cleaning guidance that may influence your specification
- When and why vinyl is an appropriate floor choice

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Online Learning
Material type: Seminar
Multiple CPD formats
Designing for Mental Health
The designing for mental health CPD covers the building needs for mental healthcare facilities in the UK. It focusses on priorities and concerns when designing facilities, plus the different design requirements for low, medium and high dependency, as well as the different requirements for adults compared with children. It looks in detail at effective design for high risk areas, including the finishes needed to reduce the risk of harm to service users.


This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Online Learning
Material type: Seminar
Multiple CPD formats
How to Reduce Risk of Slipping
This seminar aims to provide an overview of the issues, legislation, risk factors and guidelines for assessment of floor safety. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- The regulations around preventing slips
- The scale of the problem and statistics around slip accidents
- The HSE approach to reducing slips
- Slip test methods and slip resistance
- The risk assessment process

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Online Learning
Material type: Seminar
Factory Visit
Factory Tour: Safety Flooring: Innovation in Manufacturing Product Design
This tour of Altro’s manufacturing plant and laboratories 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.

The audience will be taken through the history of the company and how it continues to lead the way through delivery of innovative solutions, where sustainability objectives underpin our decision making processes.

By the end of this tour participants will be able to understand:
- 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
- Which situations safety flooring is more suitable than other alternatives
- Being able to recommend different types of safety flooring to suit different requirements
- Cleaning requirements for safety flooring
- Measure slip resistance (according to HSE recommendations)

This tour takes place in Altro HQ, Letchworth Garden City in Hertfordshire. The tour lasts 4.5 hours and includes a buffet lunch.
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Factory Visit

Classifications


Altro has CPD Materials in the following areas: -

RIBA Core Curriculum areas