Armed Covenant Going for Silver

Armed Covenant Going for Silver

RISK are a forces friendly employer, and an ELCAS Training Provider (Centre No: 1879)

Proudly supporting those who serve

RISK have a passion for Health and Safety, and key members of the management team are ex-military, which is why we are delighted to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant to show our support. The Armed Forces Covenant is a pledge that acknowledges and understands that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives. It supports serving personnel, service leavers, veterans, and their families, and is fulfilled by the different groups that have committed to making a difference.

Armed Covenant Going for Silver

Through a 3 tier approach of bronze, silver and gold awards, the scheme recognises the different levels of commitment provided by employers. This allows the Ministry of Defence to publicly thank and honour those organisations for their support. RISK achieved Bronze status in 2019 and are currently going through a process which should see us achieve the Silver award in January 2022.

Passionate about Armed Forces

The team at RISK understand the transition from the forces to civvy street. So, whether you are currently in the Armed Forces and are planning your future civilian career - or you have already served and are looking for qualifications to start a new career - RISK offer a variety of ELCAS approved health and safety training courses for military personnel. Helping you 'get the recognition you deserve' by developing your skills and confidence to gain employment once you've left the military. It may even lead to a job in training health and safety!

Armed Covenant Silver Award

To achieve the Silver award, businesses must fulfill the following:

  • must have signed the Armed Forces Covenant
  • the employer must have already stated their intent to be supportive by using the ERS website to register at the Bronze level
  • the employer must proactively demonstrate that service personnel/armed forces community are not unfairly disadvantaged as part of their recruiting and selection processes
  • employers should employ at least one individual from the AFC category that the nomination emphasises. For example, an employer nominated for support to the Reserves must employ at least one Reservist. In exceptional circumstances, where there is outstanding generic support for the Armed Forces community and/or the size or business model of the organisation makes employment of such an individual impossible, the organisation can be considered for the award where they do not employ someone from the AFC category
  • the employer must actively ensure that their workforce is aware of their positive policies towards defence people issues. For example, an employer nominated for support to the Reserves must have an internally publicised and positive HR policy on Reserves
  • within the context of Reserves, the employer must have demonstrated support to mobilisations or have a framework in place. They must demonstrate support to training by providing at least 5 days’ additional unpaid/paid leave (wherever possible not to Reservist employees’ financial disadvantage)
  • the employer must not have been the subject of any negative PR or media activity

We’re currently going through the accreditation process so will keep you posted!

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