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.
The School hosts a number of webinars built to support the FIR Ambassador’s Network
- Ambassador coaching (for FIR Ambassadors) – Facilitated sharing of experiences and tips to improve
The FIR Programme delivers a suite of free training workshops around the UK:
- Introduction to 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
- Leading People Inclusively (for managers and supervisors) – What it means, how it feels to be excluded, recognising biases and influencing organisational progression