Equal Opportunities Policy and Procedure

 

1. Statement of Policy

 

The aim of this policy is to communicate our commitment to promoting equality of opportunity in providing any and all of our training products and services.

 

2. Scope of Policy

This policy applies to:

 

  • All learners who apply for training.

  • All training events or activities.

  • All resource and support opportunities that we offer.

  • All staff who are employed or contracted to work with or for us.

 

3. Equality Commitments

We are committed to:

 

  • Promoting equality of opportunity for all persons.

  • Preventing unlawful occurrences of direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisation.

  • Fulfilling our legal obligations under the equality legislation and associated (Shibashi Training Academy) Codes of Practice.

  • Promoting a harmonious working and training environment where all people are treated with respect and helped to achieve their full potential.

  • Taking positive action, where necessary, to adhere to our Equal Opportunities Policy.

 

4. Implementation

We accept responsibility for the effective implementation of this policy. In order to implement the policy, we shall:

 

  • Ensure that training course places are allocated solely on the individual
    merits of the learner’s suitability for the course.

  • Not discriminate or treat any individual unfairly on grounds of gender,
    race, disability, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation or social
    background.

  • Aim to make reasonable arrangements to enable individuals with individual needs and/or disabilities to access the training on the same grounds as all other applicants.

  • Provide a consistent variety of teaching and learning methods and
    resources to cater for the diverse needs and backgrounds of the learners.

  • Review the training and assessment processes diligently to measure the effectiveness of the learning methods, training materials and assessment process in meeting the diverse needs of the learners.

  • Provide individual support to individuals who have specific needs.

  • Ensure that staff take part in training and personal development to enable them to confidently and competently meet our Equal Opportunities Policy and maximise the learning and achievement of the learners.

 

 

5. Equality in Recruitment

 

  • Jobs will be open equally to all eligible candidates, and appointments will only be dependent upon an applicant’s ability to perform the job role to the standard required.

  • The necessary skills, experience and qualities for the position will be set in advance for the job and will be demonstrably measurable.

  • Applicants will be made aware of the criteria in advance and this alone will be used as a basis for selection.

  • Recruitment procedures will be fair, open and transparent.

  • The recruitment and selection team will be expected to operate within our Equal Opportunities Policy and practices to reduce the possibility of discrimination.

 

 

6. Complaints

 

Any learner who believes that they have not been treated fairly, and in accordance with this policy, is entitled to raise their concerns.

 

The complaint is to be directed Mark Gannon. Any complaints of discrimination will be dealt with fairly, promptly and confidentially.

 

We reserve the right to change our Equal Opportunities Policy without prior notice.  This policy is kept under review and subject to change in line with changes and amendments to law and any events that require the policy is updated.

Environmental Management, Policies and Procedures

 

Practices and Policies

  1. Efficient water taps in both toilets only heat when needed

  2. Small hot water heater in kitchen adequate for requirements

  3. LED lights where possible

  4. Efficient Thermostatically controlled room heaters

  5. Triple glazing

  6. Heaters and lights only switched on when room is in use

  7. Kitchen hot water heater only used when is absolutely necessary – takes 10 mins to heat so switched off at all other times

  8. Kitchen kettle only filled with as much as is needed

  9. Efficient hot water urns used during group activity rather than a kettle

  10. Fridge kept between 3-5 degrees Celsius

  11. Dishwasher only used when completely full

  12. Nontoxic cleaning and handwash products used where possible

  13. Printers to be switched off when not in use

  14. Recycled or recyclable paper in the printer

  15. Recycle wastepaper

  16. Batteries disposed of in the correct way and not in the general waste. Rechargeable batteries to be used where possible

  17. Purchases where possible, to be Local; Fairtrade; Recycled; Rechargeable

  18. Encourage plastic free by offering water and drinks in glasses and mugs

  19. Monitor waste -recycle where possible. Look for opportunities to prevent or reduce waste

 

Nuisance - Noise, vibration, light, odour, litter, dust, smoke

We do not engage in any activities which would cause a nuisance

 

Water Pollution

We do not engage in any activities which would cause water pollution

 

Ecology

We don’t not engage in any activities which would cause an issue to our environment