Policy Statement

Safety Training Solutions recognises that equality of opportunity and valuing diversity are immensely important.

  • This policy covers equality and diversity in relation to: gender, race, ethnic origin, disability, age, nationality, national origin, sexuality, religion or belief, marital status, trade union or political party membership, social class, pregnancy and maternity.

We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. Our equality policy applies to STS staff, our customer service and the delivery of our operations; following relevant equality and discrimination laws.

All employees and candidates, whether working part-time, full-time or temporary, will be treated fairly and equally.

Selection for employment, promotion, training or any other benefit will be on the basis of aptitude and ability.

All employees will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential and the talents and resources of the workforce will be fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of the organisation.

 

Our Commitment

Every employee and client is entitled to a working environment which promotes dignity and respect to all. No form of intimidation, bullying or harassment will be tolerated.

The commitment to diversity and equality in the workplace is good management practice and makes sound business sense.

Breaches of our diversity and equality policy will be regarded as misconduct and as such may lead to disciplinary proceedings.

This policy is fully endorsed and actively promoted by the Company Directors; including an annual review, and monitoring where relevant.

All staff are committed to upholding our equality and diversity policy. Training and support is given to staff to interpret legislation and, thus, expectations in the workplace and customer service

What we will do:

The organisation recognises and is committed to meeting its duties under equality legislation.

We are committed to improving equality practice throughout the company.

We will ensure that all employees and customers are treated fairly and consistently, without discrimination.

We will take action to combat discrimination in all areas of employment and our operations on the grounds of age, gender, disability, family or marital status, race, nationality, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious or other beliefs, responsibility for dependents, social class, income or housing circumstances, trades union or political membership or activity, or any other grounds that cannot be shown to be justified.

We understand that under the Equality Act 2010, we have to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ and give ‘special consideration’ to people with a disability.

We do have procedures in place that can be used to assist in case a training delegate or a SVQ candidate should require special assistance.

 

We will do this through:

Ensuring that all employees are aware of the policy and receive training.

Ensuring that all contractors and organisations providing services on our behalf have equality policies covering employment and service delivery or adopt our own policy.

Responsibilities

The Company Directors have ultimate responsibility for the Equality and Diversity Policy.

Staff are committed to supporting and delivering the policy in the organisation, and in our operations.