Smoking at Work Policy
This policy has been developed to provide a healthy safe and comfortable working environment through well published and displayed information regarding smoking in enclosed workplaces in the workplace.
From 1 July 2007 all employers in England have a responsibility to ensure that non-smokers have a right to work in a safe and healthy environment and the legislation being introduced on 1 July 2007 under the Health act.
The act places a duty of care upon employers who can no longer:
- Allow employees to smoke in ‘smoking rooms’
- Segregate smokers and non-smokers within the building
- We will enforce the no smoking rule by not allowing smoking within enclosed areas including customer premises, work vehicles and within the company premises
This policy It is not intended to stop employees smoking in open spaces during working hours but all should remember that this privilege should not be abused.
Breaking of this no smoking policy will be looked upon as a breach of disciplinary regulations and will be acted upon accordingly.
This policy extends to all levels of employees.
Local authorities have the power to enforce the non-smoking ban by way of fixed penalty if an offence is revealed.