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Fairness, Inclusion & Respect

Making our workplaces even better for everyone.

What is FIR, and how can you achieve it?

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.


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.


Find out what FIR means in the words of clients and contractors

The meaning of fairness, inclusion and respect: a video resource for team and site managers.

What FIR means

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. Dive in and take a look at these 4 sample resources or click to see the full FIR Toolkit.

FIR Webinars

The School hosts a number of webinars built to support anyone who is keen to learn more about FIR

  • Webinars led by FIR trainers (for everyone) – Topics include: Understanding Unconscious bias, Let’s Talk about race,  Recruiting & Retaining disabled talent and more
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FIR Workshops

The FIR Programme delivers a suite of free training workshops around the UK and virtually:

  • Business Case for FIR (for everyone) – What is FIR, why it matters and how to achieve it
  • Becoming a FIR Ambassador (for everyone) – FIR good practice, overcoming barriers and potential workplace scenarios
  • Speciliast Masterclasses (for everyone) – Topics include: Leading People Inclusively, Mental Health, Monitoring & Reporting workplace diversity, Race and Culture and more

FIR Case Studies

Our FIR case studies explain exactly what individual companies are doing to progress Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) in their workplaces and supply chains.

FIR Resource Library

We provide learning resources in eight key FIR related issues

Being a Good Employer

We as managers need to understand our own strengths and…

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Performance Advantage

Using the FIR Toolkit will enable your business to achieve…

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Standards allow businesses to benchmark themselves against their peers within…

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The Law

The Equality Act 2010 provides a legal framework that protects…

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What clients do

The FIR Toolkit Resource Library contains material that explains the…

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Organisations that help companies achieve FIR

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Download to find out more

Access these flyers to gain more information on the FIR Programme, FIR Toolkit and becoming a FIR Ambassador. Download the FIR 2020 Press Release.

Download FIR Programme Flyer


Download FIR Toolkit Flyer


Download Become a FIR Ambassador


Download FIR Press Release 2020


Want more information?

Fairness, inclusion and respect is integral to all workplaces

New Fairness, Inclusion & Respect resources were launched during National Inclusion Week 2020. These resources will benefit everyone in the UK built environment. Read the full Press Release.

Become a FIR Ambassador

Do you work in the built environment and want to take action to make your workplace better for everyone? Then join the FIR Ambassadors network.

Become a FIR Ambassador
Interested in becoming a FIR Ambassador? Self enrol onto the FIR Ambassador Learning Pathway to start your journey.
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.