Smoke Free Policy


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Smoke Free Policy

Purpose

This policy has been developed to protect all employees, customers and visitors from exposure to second-hand smoke and to assist in compliance with the Health Act 2006.

Exposure to second-hand smoke increases the risk of lung cancer, heart disease and other serious illnesses. Ventilation or separating smokers and non-smokers within the same airspace does not completely stop potentially dangerous exposure.

Policy

It is the policy of Famella Building Contractors that all our workplaces are smoke free, and all employees have a right to work in a smoke free environment Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed and substantially enclosed premises in the workplace and all work vehicles if they are used by more than one person. This policy applies to all employees, customers, consultants, contractors and visitors.

Overall responsibility for policy implementation and review rests with the Managing Director; however, all staff are obliged to adhere to, and support the implementation of the policy. He shall inform all existing employees of the policy and their role in the implementation and monitoring of the policy. He will also ensure that new employees are given a copy of the policy on recruitment/induction. Appropriate ‘No-Smoking’ signs will be clearly displayed at the entrances to and within the company premises and in all smoke free vehicles.

Disciplinary procedures will be followed if a member of staff does not comply with this policy. Those who do not comply with smoke free law may also be liable to a fixed penalty fine and possible criminal prosecution.

The NHS offers a range of free services to help smokers give up. Visit www.smokefree.nhs.uk or call NHS Smoking Helpline on 0800 022 4 332 for details.