Chapter 5 continued : SMOKING
I know it is a filthy habit.
I have tried repeatedly to give up
Its my right to smoke if I want to.
Do I have to eat my lunch in a smoky canteen?
New legislation has caught up on all previous practices.
The new law bans smoking in "no-smoking premises", by:
- creating an offence of permitting others to smoke in no-smoking
- creating an offence of smoking in no-smoking premises;
- creating an offence of failing to display warning notices in
- setting out the powers of enforcement officers to enter no-smoking
- and creating an offence of failing without reasonable cause to give
one's name and address on request by an enforcement officer.
These regulation apply in all parts of the workplace which are wholly or
substantially enclosed ( substantially enclosed has been detailed as having a
roof and more that 50% walls)
- All wholly or substantially enclosed accommodation in the Club, -
offices, staff restaurants, canteens, dining rooms, mess rooms, kitchens,
toilets, lifts, storerooms, corridors, stairwells, and public offices, - are
designated no-smoking areas.
- Employees, golfers & visitors using these facilities are not
permitted to smoke while in these areas.
- Smoking will not be permitted in any Club vehicle, either by the
employees or by any non-employee group that is being transported.
- Contractors carrying personnel under contract to the Club will ensure
that the transport provided is non-smoking for the period of the contract and
that this will be clearly specified in the terms of the contract. Cleaners will
observe the restrictions on smoking as they apply in each work area.
- Where an employee is using his own car on official business to
transport other employees or non-employees and is in receipt of a car allowance
or car leasing agreement for doing so, smoking is not permitted for the
duration of the journey.
- Temporary site accommodation such as huts, caravans, etc. will be
dealt with in exactly the same manner as permanent fixed accommodation.
- Employees will be expected to comply with this policy in exactly the
same way as any other policy or safety rule designed to safeguard the health
and welfare of other employees.
Head Greenkeepers' & Club Stewards' are responsible for ensuring
compliance with the policy within their areas of control, and for taking the
appropriate informal or formal action where there is a persistent failure to
- clearing the air