Encouraging a culture where everyone is treated fairly is important in establishing and maintaining a safe and productive workplace.
Clients and large contractors are increasingly working to develop a culture of Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) within their workplaces. This includes promoting equality and diversity, combating discrimination and promoting people’s wellbeing.
They are increasingly expecting their supply chain partners to work with them to achieve this.
Each and every individual should feel they are a valued part of a team, project and organisation as a whole.
Whether site or office based, an employee’s sense of belonging and inclusion enhances their own experience at work, which in turn benefits the organisation.
The advantages of developing FIR in the workplace include:
To gain a better and more thorough understanding of FIR, please feel free to use the FIR Toolkit for Construction. This was funded by CITB and created by clients (including Highways England and Network Rail) and contractors. It is entirely free to access and use.
The FIR Toolkit includes e-learning courses:
Watch one of the induction videos below, and learn more about FIR and gain access to all FIR Toolkit resources (including Toolbox Talks and a resource library) using the link below.
Link to this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtPdagtsrIA&feature=youtu.be
Supply Chain Sustainability School (2016)
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