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No Smoking Policy

Drumchapel Sports Centre is a responsible employer, and we take our obligations to our employees, volunteers and members very seriously. This is why we have set out this policy to help us ensure the health, safety and welfare of our employees, volunteers and members, and to help us comply with our legal duties. Smoking does not only cause serious damage to the health of smokers, but research has also shown that second hand smoke causes cancers, heart and respiratory diseases in non-smokers as well. 

· Section 2 (2)(e) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 places a duty on employers to provide a safe and healthy working environment. 

· Section 2(2) of the Health Act 2006 prohibits smoking in all public premises including workplaces and vehicles. 

Aims of the Policy 

This policy aims to: 

· Provide a safe and healthy working environment for all staff, volunteers, customers and visitors; 

· Comply with all of the requirements imposed by law; 

· Raise awareness of the dangers associated with tobacco smoke; 

· Guarantee the of non-smokers to breathe air free of smoke; and 

· Support staff and volunteers who wish to give up smoking. 

Restrictions of Smoking 

· Smoking is not permitted in the Sports Centre’s premises, entrances, or grounds at any time by any person irrespective of their status in, or business with, the organisation. 

· All visitors, members, contractors and deliverers are required to abide by the no smoking policy. Staff and volunteers must inform all of the above of the policy although it must be stressed that staff and volunteers should not put themselves at any risk in furtherance of this policy. 

· No Smoking signs must be displayed by the Sports Centre on its premise. 

· Smoking on the Sports Centre premise constitutes an offence under the Health Act. In the unlikely event that a member of staff, a volunteer, or a member does not comply with the organisations No Smoking Policy, disciplinary action will be taken in accordance with the organisations disciplinary policy. 

Support for Smokers 

· Reasonable requests from staff and volunteers for time to attend smoking cessation groups will be treated sympathetically.

· The Sports Centre Secretary of the board is responsible for maintaining the policy and will provide staff who wish to give up smoking with details of where to seek help. 

· All requests for help will be treated in the strictest confidence. Written information will be stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. 

· Nothing in this policy should be taken as excusing an employee, or volunteer, if their conduct fails with the scope of the organisation’s disciplinary procedures.

This policy has been approved and authorised by: 

Name: Corinna Whitaker

Position: Administrator

Date: 29.04.21

Signature: C.Whitaker