The Be FaIR Framework is tailored to construction companies. While there are other equality and diversity training packages and standards available, these don't cater to the challenges of being a construction employer, such as the complexities of a mobile workforce, subcontracting practices and split work environments (on-site and in the office).
The framework is made up of 5 core modules and supporting documents and templates. The content in each module is construction focused and role specific, and covers all the protected characteristics listed in the Equality Act 2010. The modules also include FIR guidance for leadership, recruitment, management, monitoring, training and procurement.
Workers who perform those roles are encouraged to take up or lead in putting that module into practice in the company and its sites. This helps with embedding the culture and practice of equality throughout the organisation, particularly at site level.
Benefits of implementing Be FaIR Framework
It can change your company by:
- increasing productivity through improved staff engagement and loyalty
- reducing the likelihood that the trained staff you've invested in move to a competitor
- cutting the costs of having to replace and train staff
- winning work by highlighting that you value good employees who produce a high standard of work.
When employers have finished using the modules, they should understand their obligations and duties under the Equality Act 2010. They should have all the necessary documents and processes in place to demonstrate that they practice a fair, inclusive and respectful workplace.
Be FaIR accreditation
You can also get accredited for taking up the Be FaIR Framework and embedding it in your company.
Accreditation gives you access to ongoing support and the assurance that you are continuing to practice FIR to current standards and guidelines.
Accreditation is valid for 3 years. Companies who wish to renew their accreditation are advised to start the renewal process at least six months before it expires.
We strongly encourage companies to be accredited in the Be FaIR Framework.
See Be FaIR accreditation for more details.