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Smoking Policy

BIJOU nursery operates a no smoking policy in line with current legislation. Children’s health and well-being is of the upmost importance for the nursery. 

Smoking has proved to be a health risk therefore the nursery operates a strict no smoking policy within its premises and grounds. 

Second hand smoking, breathing in other people’s tobacco smoke, has been shown to cause cancers, heart and respiratory disease in non-smokers. 
 
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 places a duty on employers to provide a working environment that is: 
 
‘Safe, without risks to health’

 

 

BIJOU nursery acknowledges that second hand tobacco smoke is both a public and workplace health hazard and has therefore adopted this no smoking policy. 


 
AIMS OF THE POLICY 
 
The policy seeks to: 

 

  • Guarantee a healthy working environment and protect the current and future health of employees, customers and visitors. 
     

  • Guarantee the right of non smokers to breathe in air free from tobacco smoke. 
     

  • To comply with Health and Safety Legislation and Employment Law. 
     

  • Raise awareness of the dangers associated with exposure to tobacco smoke. 
     

  • Take account of the needs of those who smoke and to support those who wish to stop.

 

 

Procedure

  • No smoking signs are displayed both inside and outside of the premises.
     

  • You are respectfully required to abstain from smoking whilst on the premises. This rule also applies to staff, students, parents, carers, visitors, contractors etc.
     

  • In order to prevent smoking from the setting we ensure all staff, students, volunteers, parents/carers are made aware of the no smoking policy upon first entry to the nursery. 
     

  • Staff accompanying children outside the nursery are not permitted to smoke. 
     

  • Staff who smoke do not do so during working hours. Unless on a break, off and away from the premises.
     

  • Staff who smoke during their break make every effort to reduce the effect of the odour and lingering effects of passive smoking for children and colleagues such as protect outer wear such as a coat or jacket as protection for nursery uniform and duty such as hand washing, chewing gum/mint and spray deodorant as effort to reduce the effects of passive smoke.
     

  • The nursery will take enforcement action against any persons who is non compliant and this may take the form of disciplinary action for employees, or possible fixed penalty fine or criminal prosecution for other individuals.
     

  • To support smokers who would like to give up, contact NHS helpline on 0800 0224 332 or access information online www.smokefree.nhs.uk