LCL Awards has launched an Inclusivity Charter to encourage its centres to make their training facilities flexible and accessible to people from all walks of life.
The charter has been introduced to address the lack of women and other under-represented groups in the building services engineering sector. It was developed with Hattie Hasan, founder of all-female plumbing business Stopcocks Women Plumbers. Hattie recently received an MBE for her services to women in the plumbing and heating industry.
LCL Awards centres who sign up to the Charter must first review where they stand in terms of inclusivity; from not tolerating offensive language, to developing courses that can be delivered online or at times to suit parents and people who are training in and around a day job.
The Inclusivity Charter Checklist will form part of the auditing process for all LCL Awards’ accredited centres.
Centres that meet the conditions of the charter will receive a plaque. Trainees can find these centres using LCL Awards’ Inclusivity Charter logo. The charter will be displayed in-centre and on websites.
The full charter is at https://lclawards.co.uk/inclusivity-charter