Alice Springs, Australia Smoking in the Workplace Policy
Policy No. 327
POLICY TITLE: SMOKING IN THE WORKPLACE
The purpose of this policy is to enable management and staff to deal with this issue in a practical and effective way and to ensure that all staff, smokers and non -smokers and visitors, have a clear understanding of their rights and responsibilities in regards to current legislation and community expectations.
Council will have effective procedures to deal with smoking in the workplace. These will include:
1. Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed areas of Council,; they include buildings, sheds and motor vehicles.
2. In keeping with the definition of a workplace, staff are not permitted to smoke whilst carrying out work, that includes the outdoors, Town Streets, Malls, etc. This is in relation to Council's obligations to provide a safe workplace and safe systems of work.
3. Employees who are smokers, do not have an automatic right to take smoke breaks. Breaks, like any other (unauthorised) breaks and designated smoking areas, needs to be negotiated with supervisors.