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 Appleton Village Pre-school a no-smoking environment – both indoors and outdoors.

Procedures

  • All staff, parents and volunteers are made aware of our No-smoking Policy.
  • No-smoking signs are displayed prominently.
  • The No-smoking Policy is stated in information for parents and staff.
  • We actively encourage no-smoking by having information for parents and staff about where to get help to stop smoking if they are seeking this information.
  • 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 go to bench by war memorial
  • Staff who smoke during their break make every effort to reduce the effects of odour and passive smoking for children and colleagues
  • 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)