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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.

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.

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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.

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 Webinars

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
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FIR Workshops

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

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 characteristics, strengths…

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Employment

Every employer, employee and agency worker has basic rights

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FIR in service delivery

Fairness, Inclusion and Respect therefore needs to be a core…

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Performance Advantage

Using the FIR Toolkit will enable your business to achieve…

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Skills & Ethics

Practising FIR enables businesses to attract, recruit, train and retain…

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Standards

Standards allow businesses to benchmark themselves against their peers

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The Law

The Equality Act 2010 applies to England, Wales and Scotland.…

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What clients do

The FIR Toolkit Resource Library contains material that explains the…

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Interested in knowing more?

Download our handy information leaflets on ; How to host a FIR workshops, The FIR Programme and the contents of the FIR Toolkit.

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Fairness, inclusion and respect is integral to all workplaces

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
Want to become a FIR Ambassador? Join the FIR Ambassador network and attend a free training event.
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Fairness, Inclusion & Respect Workshops
As a sector, we need to embrace FIR to attract, recruit, train and retain the skills and talent that is needed. Book your place at a FIR event to find out more.
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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.