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FIR Toolkit

This toolkit provides a variety of resources that explain what FIR is, its business benefits and how to encourage it on site and in your workplace

Easy access toolkit

The toolkit for Fairness Inclusion and Respect (FIR) in the construction industry, provides a range of free resources. Anyone can access and use these materials, at any time.

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You can search the full FIR Toolkit by using the search bar above or click the button to your left. Below we have handpicked some e-learning modules, videos and toolbox talks to start your journey.

We recommend directors, senior managers and site managers begin by using the most relevant e-learning module to them. Based on the module learning, they can identify other employees at all levels of their organisation who would benefit from using the FIR Toolkit and encourage them to do so.

Each toolbox talk consists of a short film and trainer script, and dialogue is also available for download to assist those who are hard of hearing or for whom English is not a first language. The films and trainer scripts should be used together, and delivered by a manager or trainer who has absorbed and considered material from their relevant e-learning.

E-learning resources

We have 7 CPD accredited e-learning modules that last about an hour, but you can save your progress whenever you want.

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Video toolbox talks

Short videos based toolbox talks that give the perfect introduction to a subject in just 5 minutes. You can access guidance notes especially designed for people introducing the subject to colleagues below.

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Guidance notes for Toolbox Talks

Click on your choice of Toolbox Talk to download the supporting resource sheets and trainer guidance notes.

Webinars

Catch up on these FIR webinars that have already taken place and hear from keynote speakers who shed light on these hot topics

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Case studies & Resources

FIR case studies explain exactly what individual companies are doing to progress Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) in their workplaces and supply chains. Dive into the wider FIR resource library to get access to more FIR learning.

Fairness, Inclusion and Respect Workshop Training Materials

From 2020 onward we have introduced new workshop learning materials to assist the construction industry in its adoption of Fairness, Inclusion and Respect. Use the following relevant courses to train or be trained and learn the knowledge and techniques that can help improve our industry culture and attract and retain a more diverse range of people.

CITB co-fund CECA to run the industry-wide Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) Programme that aims to create an improved culture within the industry to attract and retain a more diverse range of people. The Supply Chain Sustainability School is the FIR Programme Delivery Partner, working closely with CECA and other industry partners. The FIR Programme resources include a toolkit, e-learning modules, workshops and masterclasses to support and train employers of all sizes across the construction industry.

To extend our training offer from 2020 onward, dedicated learning materials have been developed so training workshops can be delivered by any organisation, as required.

This new workshop is “Setting up an Inclusive Site”. An inclusive site is one that can be used easily and safely by everyone in a way that maintains their dignity. It ensures that, wherever possible, buildings and spaces are appropriate for diverse needs and accessible to all, behaviours are respectful and a culture is established so that everyone knows how to practice FIR in their daily working lives. It goes beyond a compliance approach to ensure that everyone working on, communicating with, or visiting the site are treated with fairness, inclusion, and respect.

Participants will come away from this training course with:

  • An understanding of why it’s so important to set up and maintain an inclusive site

  • Awareness of the benefits of setting up an inclusive site

  • Knowledge and information to enable them to put it into practice

  • Guidance through each stage of the process with supporting material

  • Case studies and examples of industry good practice

  • Actions to take back to their workplace


The course typically runs for 4 hours and all of the following materials should be used by an experienced trainer, referring to the Trainer Guide first of all.

Inclusive Site: Trainer Guide

Inclusive Site: Slide Deck   (note: for a full powerpoint version of the slide deck for this workshop, please contact [email protected])

Inclusive Site: Participant Workbook & Guidance Notes

Inclusive Site: Case Study

Inclusive Site: Card Activity

Inclusive Site: Action Planning Document

CITB co-fund CECA to run the industry-wide Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) Programme that aims to create an improved culture within the industry to attract and retain a more diverse range of people. The Supply Chain Sustainability School is the FIR Programme Delivery Partner, working closely with CECA and other industry partners. The FIR Programme resources include a toolkit, e-learning modules, workshops and masterclasses to support and train employers of all sizes across the construction industry.

To extend our training offer from 2020 onward, dedicated learning materials have been developed so training workshops can be delivered by any organisation, as required.

“Leading People Inclusively” is aimed at anyone who holds a management or leadership role within the construction industry. It will support any FIR Ambassador in further developing their knowledge, understanding and how to practically apply that knowledge to support their organisation. We recommend that groups of 15-20 people will enable good interactions, discussions and ideas on how to improve participants’ leadership styles, manage organisational culture and make effective interventions.

This “Leading People Inclusively” workshop will:

  • Provide managers and leaders with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills to enable them to demonstrate inclusive leadership at all levels.

  • Allow delegates to explore their own biases and preferences when managing others.

  • Actively seek out and consider different views and perspectives to help inform better decision-making.

  • Provide the opportunity for delegates to explore the use of feedback to increase their self-awareness and develop their emotional intelligence.

  • Enable delegates to explore how staff diversity is a source of competitive advantage that, once inspired, can drive organisational and individual performance towards a shared vision.


The course typically runs for 6 hours and all of the following materials should be used by an experienced trainer, who has leadership experience and is familiar with common leadership models (as a number are introduced during the course). S/he should refer to the Trainer Guide first of all.

Leading People Inclusively: Trainer Guide

Leading People Inclusively: Slide Deck (note: for a full powerpoint version of the slide deck for this workshop, please contact [email protected])

CITB co-fund CECA to run the industry-wide Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) Programme that aims to create an improved culture within the industry to attract and retain a more diverse range of people. The Supply Chain Sustainability School is the FIR Programme Delivery Partner, working closely with CECA and other industry partners. The FIR Programme resources include a toolkit, e-learning modules, workshops and masterclasses to support and train employers of all sizes across the construction industry.

To extend our training offer from 2020 onward, dedicated learning materials have been developed so training workshops can be delivered by any organisation, as required. This new workshop “Inspiring and Coaching New Employees” aims to give Team Leaders, Managers and Supervisors the tools to understand what new employees need to succeed and grow in the workplace. On completion, participants will have a greater understanding of:

  • Employee engagement

  • The culture of your company as viewed through the lens of a new employee

  • What new employees need to be motivated and thrive in the workplace

  • What a good induction looks like including a case study and first-hand experience

  • Creating an inclusive environment

  • How to have a coaching conversation and get the best performance from your employees


The course typically runs for 4 hours and all of the following materials should be used by an experienced trainer, referring to the Trainer Guide first of all.

Inspiring & Coaching New Employees: Trainer Guide

Inspiring & Coaching New Employees: Slide Deck   (note: for a full powerpoint version of the slide deck for this workshop, please contact [email protected])

CITB co-fund CECA to run the industry-wide Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) Programme that aims to create an improved culture within the industry to attract and retain a more diverse range of people. The Supply Chain Sustainability School is the FIR Programme Delivery Partner, working closely with CECA and other industry partners. The FIR Programme resources include a toolkit, e-learning modules, workshops and masterclasses to support and train employers of all sizes across the construction industry.

Participants will come away from this training course with an understanding on:

  • What and how to monitor and report step by step, from basics through to implementation

  • Planning and implementing effective diversity monitoring and reporting for your business

  • Checking effectiveness of existing monitoring and reporting practices

  • Considering how to link monitoring to business specific goals

  • Being clear on regulatory requirements


This course usually runs for 2/3 hours and all of the following materials should be used by an experienced trainer, referring to the Trainer Guide first of all.

Monitoring & Reporting Workplace Diversity: Slide Deck (note: for a full powerpoint version of the slide deck for this workshop, please contact [email protected])

Monitoring & Reporting Workplace Diversity: Trainer Guide

Monitoring & Reporting Workplace Diversity: Workbook & Guidance Notes

Monitoring & Reporting Workplace Diversity: Case Study

Monitoring & Reporting Workplace Diversity: Case Study

CITB co-fund CECA to run the industry-wide Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) Programme that aims to create an improved culture within the industry to attract and retain a more diverse range of people. The Supply Chain Sustainability School is the FIR Programme Delivery Partner, working closely with CECA and other industry partners. The FIR Programme resources include a toolkit, e-learning modules, workshops and masterclasses to support and train employers of all sizes across the construction industry.

This session was presented as a case study, outlining key examples of embedding FIR within Procurement practices from Skanska, Balfour Beatty and HS2. This session usually runs for 2/3 hours.
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