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Resources


Below are the resources currently available for this area, these are categorised into the following knowledge levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert

Beginner


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    Living Wage Foundation

    The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK and is operated on a voluntary basis. The LW Foundation give advice and guidance about its adoption...

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    Zero hours contracts

    ACAS guidance on pros, cons and law around zero hours contracts

  • Video

    Tips for promoting fairness inclusion and respect

    Short video giving you some top tips on promoting fairness inclusion and respect in the workplace.

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    FIR Toolkit

    This section of the School offers a suite of resources to help you understand what FIR is, what the business benefits are and how to integrate it into your organisation

  • Video

    Case Study: How Ardmore recruits & retains a diverse workforce

    A video case study from Ardmore outlining how they go about recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce, and what it means to engage with local talent.

  • Document / Presentation

    Respect cuts both ways - notes

    Film and supporting material, produced by Network Rail and intended for sharing with teams, focusing on team dynamics and behaviours and the impact they can have on safety, wellbeing...

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    Ray calls for respect

    A 2 minute film, produced by the Football Association and starring Ray Winstone, about what "respect" means around the football pitch

  • Document / Presentation

    Toolbox talk: Respect

    CITB toolbox talk raises awareness of what respect in the workplace means

  • Document / Presentation

    Toolbox talk: Your responsibilities

    CITB toolbox talk covers legal and contractual rights and responsibilities around dignity in the workplace.

  • Document / Presentation

    Toolbox talk: Health, work and wellbeing

    CITB toolbox talk addresses common health problems and the link between health and wellbeing and work

  • Document / Presentation

    Toolbox talk: Acceptable language

    CITB toolbox talk covering what is inappropriate language and why it is disrespectful. It raises awareness of the issues which can affect good working relationships.

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    Religious festivals and holy days

    Information from ACAS about different religions that both employers and employees may need to have some understanding of and how they may occasionally affect the workplace.

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    Spotlight on … language

    Summary of a CITB survey revealing prevalence of sexist, racist, and homophobic language on site

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    Spotlight on … mental health

    Overview of the scale of mental health issues within the workforce, including work related stress

  • Video

    Women in construction: plant operator training day

    Video of highlights of Hawk Group's taster day for ladies interested in joining the construction industry, specifically in relation to machine operation

  • Document / Presentation

    WJ Case Study

    WJ Group is an independent specialist road marking business dedicated to permanent and temporary road markings, road studs...

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    Diversity Calendar 2018

    Religious and national holidays around the world

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    Equality and discrimination: creating fair workplaces

    August 2015 guides from workplace expert ACAS, supporting employers to identify, tackle and prevent discrimination in the workplace.

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    Mates In Mind

    Mates in Mind is a charitable programme to improve and promote positive mental health in construction. It summarises sources of information and support for anyone experiencing...

  • Video

    Trans in the Workplace

    This film covers some of the basic terminology around trans and is a useful tool in starting a conversation about trans issues in the workplace and beyond

  • Video

    Maudsley "What is mental health" film

    This film draws useful parallels between mental and physical health and explains the difference between mental ill health and mental health conditions.

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    Respect cuts both ways - film

    Film produced by Network Rail and intended for sharing with teams, focusing on team dynamics and behaviours and the impact they can have on safety, wellbeing and staff retention

Intermediate


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    The Invisible Workforce: Employment Practices in the Cleaning Sector

    Link to August 2014 report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on employment practices in the cleaning sector in England, Scotland and Wales

  • Document / Presentation

    Example equality action plan

    An example action plan, in this case from the Financial Ombudsman Service, but applicable across all sectors and organisations

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    Scottish Living Wage Accreditation

    The Scottish Living Wage Accreditation Initiative was established in April 2014 with the aim of increasing the number of employers in Scotland who are recognised for paying their...

  • E-learning Module

    FIR 2: FIR on site - Why it matters and how to achieve it

    This module will cover what FIR is and why it's important to our industry, as well as provide guidance on how to deliver the 4 Toolbox Talks

  • E-learning Module

    FIR 1: Achieving business success through FIR

    In this module, we will discuss the meaning of Fairness, Inclusion and Respect, why it is vital to your business, and the implications it has in the workplace

  • Video

    Engineering happiness

    A 6 minute film, produced by the Institute of Civil Engineers, about the wide range of engineering projects underway and the different types of people working in engineering

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    Scottish Living Wage Campaign

    The living wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living in London and elsewhere in the UK and is operated on a voluntary basis. The Scottish Living Wage Campaign give...

  • Document / Presentation

    The umbrella company con-trick

    Report from UCATT (Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians) about how some construction workers are hired through umbrella companies, enabling some employers to by-pass...

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    Workplace guides

    Stonewall's series of good practice guides for employers, containing practical ways to implement working practices and case studies to ensure an inclusive workplace for lesbian,...

  • Document / Presentation

    CITB guides for employers

    Web link to page containing links (at bottom of page) to 5 CITB guides to employers: 'recruitment and selection', 'monitoring [diversity]', 'employee retention', 'customers and...

  • Document / Presentation

    Workplace Trends of 2015: what they mean for you

    ACAS and CIPD report into trends into workplace issues, including skills, productivity and working relations (e.g. use of zero hours contracts)

  • Document / Presentation

    Fairness in the workplace: staffing and employment practice

    Briefing from Institute of Business Ethics, considering particularly the implications of the "casualisation" of the workplace (e.g. use of zero hours contracts)

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    CIPD: Diversity and equality

    A range of resources from the Chartered Institute for Personnel Development, including free-to-access factsheets and reports

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    Dyslexia guidance

    Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that does not affect intelligence but causes problems with reading, writing and spelling. Here are tips to support people with dyslexia...

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    "End the Awkward"

    Channel 4 and charity Scope have produced a series of light-hearted videos, in which people who just happen to be disabled share anecdotes, and, in doing so, explain how they...

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    Having difficult conversations

    Some managers and supervisors lack the training or confidence to address workplace challenges, and situations can escalate into tension, aggresion, swearing and even accusations...

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    Colour blindness

    "Around 1 in 12 men have colour blindness. A significant percentage of our colleagues, therefore, are unlikely to be perceiving workplace messages in the way that the authors...

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    On-line unconscious bias tests

    For anyone interested in exploring unconscious bias, the ‘Project Implicit’ on-lines tests are a useful – even revelatory – way to explore how our minds work

Advanced


Expert