Equality and Diversity Statement

Essential Site Skills Ltd (ESS) is committed to being an Equal Opportunities Employer and Provider of Training in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 – ‘legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society. The Equality Act 2010 replaces previous anti-discrimination laws with a single Act, making the law easier to understand and strengthening protection in some situations.

We value diversity by providing equality of opportunity to applicants, staff and learners by following working practices that are free from unfair and unlawful discrimination and encourage mutual trust and respect for individuals.

The aim of Essential Site Skills policy is to ensure that no applicant or staff member receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender, including Transgender and Gender reassignment
  • Race, colour, nationality, ethic or national origins
  • Marriage, paternity or civil partnership
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Those living in or leaving care
  • Young carers (young parents or those caring for a family member)
  • Young offenders or ex-offenders
  • Those from low socio-economic backgrounds (for example entrenched unemployment) or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be relevant to performance

The policy also seeks to ensure that no staff member or learner is victimised or subjected to any form of bullying or harassment in the workplace.

Essential Site Skills Ltd is committed to positive action to promote equality of opportunity in employment and training and to regularly monitor the results of this commitment.

It is the responsibility of all Essential Site Skills staff, employers and learners to work together towards combating all forms of discrimination by ensuring the Equality and Diversity policy is adhered to and all incidents of discrimination are reported through the appropriate channels to ensure a positive impact.

  • Essential Site Skills Directors take responsibility for endorsing the Equality and Diversity Policy
  • Compliance and Development Manager takes responsibility for the communication of policies and actions to staff, employers, learners, subcontractors and stakeholders
  • All staff take responsibility for ensuring the Equality and Diversity policies are consistent themes across all areas of work. Read, understanding and applying the policy and all potential acts of discrimination are dealt with appropriately. Promote equality and diversity to the wider community.
  • The Compliance and Development Manager will, as part of the internal audit process, monitor the effectiveness of the policy in relation to equality and diversity.


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