8.7 No-smoking

 

Policy statement

 

We comply with health and safety regulations and the Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage in making our setting a no-smoking environment - both indoors and outdoors.

 

Procedures

 

  • Staff who smoke do not do so during working hours, unless on a scheduled break and off the premises.

  • Staff who smoke during working hours and travelling to and from work must not do so whilst wearing a setting uniform, or must at least cover the uniform.

  • E-cigarettes are not permitted to be used on the premises.

  • Staff who smoke or use e-cigarettes during their scheduled breaks should go well away from the premises.

  • Staff who smoke during their break make every effort to reduce the effects of odour and passive smoking for children and colleagues.

  • Hands should be washed upon re-entering the building.

  • Smoking is not permitted in any vehicles belonging to the setting.

  • Staff are made aware that failure to adhere to this policy and procedures may result in disciplinary action.

  • It is a criminal offence for employees to smoke in smoke-free areas, with a fixed penalty of £50 or prosecution and a fine of up to £200.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal framework

 

  • The Smoke-free (Premises and Enforcement) Regulations (2006)

  • The Smoke-free (Signs) Regulations (2012)

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