Equality and Training
The purpose of this policy is to provide diversity and equality to all in employment, irrespective of their gender, race, ethnic origin, disability, age, nationality, national origin, sexuality, religion or belief, marital status and social class. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.
All employees, whether 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.
- Every employee 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 could lead to disciplinary proceedings.
- This policy is fully supported by senior management and has been agreed with trade unions and employee representatives (insert details if appropriate).
- The policy will be monitored and reviewed annually.
- Implementation (include brief details of what will happen, how the policy will be monitored and reviewed over time).
This policy will be implemented within the framework of the relevant legislation, which includes:
- Equal Pay Act 1970 (Equal Value Amendment 1984)
- Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
- Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (Gender Reassignment Regulations 1999)
- Race Relations Act 1976
- Disability Discrimination Act 1995
- The Protection from Harassment Act 1997
- Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000
- Race Relations Act 1976 (Amendment) Regulations 2003
- Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003
- Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003
- Disability Discrimination Act 2005
- Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006
Our Training Policy
Workspace Technology senior management must ensure that all personnel are competent to perform their tasks. Such competency may be based on education, experience, training and skills.
Senior management must, on an on-going basis, be aware of, and react to the training requirements of all personnel.
All staff training undertaken must undergo a process of evaluation and will be recorded with our training register.
All new members of staff receive appropriate induction training during their probationary period.
Staff training and competence is assessed taking into account each individual’s education, skills and experience. Requirements for further training are identified as part of day to day management and as part of the Management Review process.
Training and competence requirements may be identified as a result of:
- New personnel
- New equipment and/or technology
- Revised legal and/or regulatory requirements (e.g. Health & Safety)
- Revised industry standards
- Employee request
Appropriate training methods and aides are used that may include:
- Internal training by suitably trained staff
- External training by an approved training provider
- Technical manuals
A record of staff training and competence is kept including such details as:
- Level of competence attained
- Date of training or event
- Training and/or activities undertaken
- Qualifications and/or certificates attained
- Ongoing and/or future training and/or re-certification requirements
Where there are new statutory regulations e.g. Construction Site Training, or First Aider Training our records will show current competencies and qualifications. This enables us to select staff that require specific statutory training.
Certified Data Centre Design Professional Programme
Knowledge is key to the success of individuals facilitating growth, security of and the continued success of Workspace Technology.
As part of this training initiative Workspace Technology encourage core engineering staff to study for the Certified Data Centre Design Professional™ qualification which brings together the essential components of proficiency to independently certify that an individual is professional, highly skilled, knowledgeable and more than an expert; a qualified person with a contemporary standards compliant and European code of conduct visualization of what is required to create pre-eminent Data Centres and best practice to manage and maintain them.
This BTEC qualification from Edexcel combines Certified Data Centre Design, Data Centre Power, Data Centre Cooling, Data Centre Efficiency and Data Centre Management as the only complete Data Centre qualification available worldwide. The program is intended to furnish Data Centre Professionals with depth and breadth of learning and to provide independently verified proof of competency. The unit based structure of the overall qualification allows flexibility to take each unit at your convenience over a period of time and to acquire an additional core qualification in Certified Data Centre Design.
Investors In People
It is the intention of Workspace Technology to seek certification in the Investors in People Scheme during the 2010 trading period.