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FIR Toolkit

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.


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 13 CPD accredited e-learning modules that last about an hour, but you can save your progress and continue your learning whenever you want.

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.

Guidance notes for FIR resources

Click on your choice of resource to access the supporting resource sheets, trainer guidance notes, or toolkits.

FIR 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.


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

FIR Workshops

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

1. Business Case for FIR (for everyone) – What is FIR, why it matters and how to achieve it (3 hrs)
2. Becoming a FIR Ambassador (for everyone) – FIR good practice, overcoming barriers and potential workplace scenarios (3.5 hrs)
3. Specialist Masterclasses (for everyone) – Topics include: Leading People Inclusively, Mental Health, Monitoring & Reporting Workplace Diversity, Race, Culture and more (2-2.5 hrs)

FIR Training

Meet the FIR Trainers

Kate Lloyd
A Civil Engineer by profession, Kate has worked within the construction industry for over 20 years. Whilst working for CITB, she was instrumental in the initial work on Fairness, Inclusion and Respect. Kate joined Constructing Excellence North East in 2017 and manages OneVoice, a campaign for construction in North East England. She has delivered training for the FIR programme since 2016.
Jez Cutler
Jez is a sustainability consultant with over 20 years working within construction. Jez delivers the 'Business Case for FIR' training sessions and the 'Attracting and Retaining Disabled Talent' webinars. As Jez says: "As a wheelchair user and construction professional, I'm convinced that we do not talk nearly enough about the upside or adjustments that inclusivity demands."
Lynne Hunt
Lynne Hunt is an equality, diversity and inclusion training specialist with over 20 years experience and heads her own consultancy, Ethical Training. She has been a FIR trainer for over 5 years. Lynne is passionate about the FIR approach to EDI and feels it brings a clarity of message that every business can relate to.
Lisa Reynolds
Lisa has worked in the equality field for over 25 years, the last 19 years with Ioda. Lisa has extensive experience in supporting organisations from the private, public and third sector to develop, through cultural shift, linked to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. Lisa has worked with the FIR Programme since 2018, delivering the Inclusive Leader’s Programme and Unconscious Bias Training, to support the construction industries vision to be more inclusive.
Amanda Winder
Amanda has worked in the construction sector as an HR professional for over 25 years. She has worked as an HR Manager and Training Manager for a couple of Tier 1 contractors, prior to setting up her consultancy, Strive Development. Amanda is passionate about increasing diversity within the built environment sector. She has recently become a FIR Trainer and has also helped develop some of the School’s FIR E-learning modules.
Complete the FIR Culture Survey
Complete our Annual Survey to help us get a better understanding of how respected and included you feel working within the built environment.
Complete here
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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