Health & Safety
As an employer and training provider, FIT UK Training and Education Ltd recognise that it has a responsibility to ensure that employees, Apprentices, learners and visitors are able to work within a safe and healthy environment.
The Board and Management of FIT UK Training and Education Ltd are committed to ensure that FIT UK Training and Education Ltd operates in accordance with its Health and Safety policy and recognises the need for the involvement of all our staff, employers, Sub-Contractor staff, Apprentices and learners in achieving a successful safety policy.
FIT UK Training and Education Ltd are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and sub-contractors to share this commitment.
If Apprentices/learners wish to raise any issue relating to Child Protection or safeguarding, there are a number of avenues that they can follow.
- If Apprentices/learners do not feel comfortable approaching a member of staff at their workplace
- They can also discuss any concerns with our consultant who will visit your workplace on a regular basis. Information on the process for reporting abuse is included in the Apprentice/learners induction programme.
Any such issues brought to the attention of staff will be treated seriously and referred through the appropriate investigation channels to be dealt with as soon as practicable in line with FIT UK Training and Education Ltd safeguarding policy.
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Equality of Opportunity
FIT UK Training and Education Ltd recognise that everyone has a contribution to make to our society and a right to equal opportunity. We are committed to promoting a best practice environment, where all individuals and groups are treated with respect and dignity.
FIT UK Training and Education Ltd have a wide range of strategies to support the learner and the employer during the programme to ensure that every Apprentice/learner receives an equality of opportunity.
FIT UK Training and Education Ltd are fully committed to a policy of Equality of Opportunity. We aim to ensure that staff at all levels, work in an environment free from any discrimination on the grounds of race or ethnic origin, gender, religion or belief, disability, sexual orientation or age.
At the same time we also have a responsibility to ensure that every Apprentice/learner is treated fairly and is encouraged to develop to their full potential in all aspects of their training.
FIT UK Training and Education Ltd will seek to ensure that Apprentices/learners do not suffer any form of discrimination and that they are supported to understand their rights and responsibilities during their programme.
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FIT UK Training and Education Ltd will ensure that every aspect of our activities is conducted in accordance with sound environmental practices.
We will achieve this by:
- Reducing the creation of paper waste by improving our e-technology and e-learning strategy
- Ensure that all waste is disposed of in a responsible manner, recycling where possible
- Investing in new products and processes that have an improved performance regarding their impact on the environment
- Complying with environmental legislation
FIT UK Training and Education Ltd aims to promote sustainability among its staff and partners, along with the surrounding community. Our collective task is to ensure that we continually improve the environmental impact of our total global activities.
By this policy, FIT UK Training and Education Ltd recognises its responsibility towards protection of the environment, and issues this statement as a commitment of both management and employees to minimise the environmental impact of its operations.
Prevent & British Values
WHAT IS PREVENT?
Prevent is one of 4 strands of the Government counter terrorism strategy – CONTEST. The UK currently faces a range of terrorist threats. Terrorist groups who pose a threat to the UK seek to radicalise and recruit people to their cause. Early intervention is central to Prevent and aims to divert people away from being drawn into terrorist activity.
The national Prevent Duty confers mandatory duties and responsibilities on a range of public organisations including Further Education Colleges and Training providers and aims to:
- Respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views
- Provide practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and violent extremism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support
OUR PREVENT STATEMENT
- An awareness of Prevent within all areas of the organisation
- Provide a clear framework to structure and inform our response to safeguarding concerns, including a supportive referral process for those who may be susceptible to the messages of extremism
- Embed British values into the curriculum and ways of working
- Recognise current practice which contributes to the Prevent agenda
- Identify areas for improvement
We hope there is never a time when someone feels like a complaint should be made, but if the time arises – we will deal with the issue promptly and appropriately.
WHO HAS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THIS?
The Operations Director retains overall responsibility for ensuring this procedure is adhered to and followed correctly to meet contractual requirements.