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Fairness, Inclusion & Respect Group

Making workplaces better for everyone.

What is FIR, and how can you achieve it?

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The Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) programme is an industry-wide initiative that aims to make workplaces better for everyone. The  programme provides, free, industry-endorsed training and resources, guidance and materials, that supports businesses to be more innovative and profitable by addressing workplace culture challenges, and helps attract and retain people from the full pool of talent.

You can access free online resources (the FIR Toolkit) and attend free training workshops. As an employer we help you to meet your legal obligations around equality, diversity and anti-discrimination and empower your people to make your workplace more supportive for all.

Promoting  a culture of fairness, inclusion and respect brings many business benefits to the companies that work to achieve it.  As a sector, we need to embrace FIR in order to attract, recruit, train and retain the skills in order to address the industry-wide skills shortage. Clients and large contractors are increasingly expecting their supply chain partners to work with them to achieve this.

Our vision is one of a more inclusive built environment sector, that is better able to attract, recruit, train and retain talent and meet the expectations of all our stakeholders.

Diversity Calendar: 2023-2024

Download our Diversity Calendar to help you keep track of the various Fairness, Inclusion and Respect awareness days, and utilise the resources tagged within it to help further your knowledge on the different areas.

Diversity Data Benchmarking: 2022

Our 2022 Diversity Survey provides a unique picture of the diversity of our industry in 2022, and includes the data of 339,000 employees. Download the report to gain the full insights.

FIR Annual Culture Report 2022

Results are in for the FIR Annual Culture Report 2022. The School surveyed over 1,000 of its members across the country, to get their feedback on the FIR Programme and how the FIR agenda is progressing within the built environment. Dive into the report to find out more!

Take the FIR Growth Assessment



The FIR Growth Assessment offers employers a structured way to develop and embed fairness, inclusion and respect (FIR) in their company. This approach allows employers to support their workers and grow their business. Please note that you will need to be an admin on your corporate account to complete the assessment.

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Take the FIR Growth Assessment

The FIR Growth Assessment topics are:



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FIR Employment

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How can Fairness, Inclusion and Respect be an integral part of how organisations operate?

A short toolbox talk that encompasses FIR principles and can be easily integrated into your induction process

Fairness, Inclusion and Respect: Induction

FIR Training Schedule

As a sector, we need to embrace FIR to attract, recruit, train and retain the skills and talent that is needed. Book your FREE place at a FIR event to find out more.

FIR Toolkit

The FIR Toolkit is a free range of resources available to anyone to use and share, promoting and inspiring fairness, inclusion and respect within the workplace. We provide learning resources in eight key FIR related issues Dive in and take a look at the full FIR Toolkit.

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Become a Fairness, Inclusion and Respect Ambassador

FIR Ambassadors Page

Download FIR Ambassadors Flyer


FIR Ambassadors promote a culture of Fairness, Inclusion and Respect within the organisation in which they work. They are expected to embody the principles of FIR: work collaboratively, whilst stepping in to take action, challenge behaviours and positively impact workplace culture.

The business value of FIR Ambassadors:

  • Improve workplace culture so the business is better able to attract, train and retain talent
  • Demonstrate a commitment to FIR, to staff, new recruits, clients and other stakeholders
  • Develop the knowledge and capability of people

FIR Ambassadors are not limited to specific job roles, and can be employed at any level of the organisation. Download the FIR Ambassadors flyer to learn more.

FIR Ambassadors Learning Journey

Download Breakdown of the journey


A FIR Ambassador can progress through the different stages of learning and sharing of knowledge to gain organisational and personal value from the programme. The journey outlines the learning and other participatory activities required to progress FIR.

The journey outlines the following activity levels: 

  • FIR Ambassador
  • Bronze Ambassador
  • Silver Ambassador
  • Gold Ambassador

Keen to begin your journey? Self enrol onto the Ambassador Learning Pathway

FIR Ambassadors: In Their Own Words


FIR Ambassadors

Become a FIR Ambassador
Interested in becoming a FIR Ambassador? Self enrol onto the FIR Ambassador Learning Pathway to start your journey.
Take the FIR Growth Assessment
Take the FIR Growth Assessment to benchmark your organisation’s FIR commitments against others in your sector. You will need to be an admin on your corporate account to complete this.
Attend a FIR Training Course
As a sector, we need to embrace FIR to attract, recruit, train and retain the skills that are needed. Join us at an upcoming FIR workshop or webinar.
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Our Partners

The School is a collaboration between clients, contractors and suppliers who have a mutual interest in building the skills of their supply chain. They pay for the School, so it's all FREE for you.