Smoke–free workplace policy

Labouroo Group Pty Ltd has developed this policy to provide a healthy and safe smoke-free workplace for all workers contractors and visitors. There are many studies to indicate the harmful effects of smoking and passive smoking.

This policy outlines the rules, responsibilities, and procedures for a smoke-free workplace and applies across the organisation of Labouroo Group Pty Ltd and all workplaces under our control.

  • No smoking is allowed in any indoor or enclosed areas including the toilets, corridors, and company vehicles.
  • No smoking within 5 meters of any building doorway or window, air conditioning intake vents/systems.
  • Smoke breaks are to be taken in worker’s official meal breaks only.
  • Smoking is only allowed in the designated smoking areas where provided.
  • Notify the person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) / Supervisor of any breaches to the Smoke-Free Workplace Policy; and
  • Smokers must not smoke within 15metres of materials or substances that are flammable, hazardous, or dangerous.
  • Under this policy E Cigarettes / vaping devises are regarded the same as a tobacco product and shall not be carried in the workplace.

PCBU / Supervisors must:

  • Implement and review this policy.
  • Consult with workers about this Smoke-Free Workplace Policy so workers can contribute to decisions affecting their health, safety, and welfare.
  • Make sure all workers understand the organisation’s smoke-free workplace policy and their roles and responsibilities.
  • Provide information to all workers about the potential health and safety impacts smoking has at work.
  • Provide access to professional counselling and support services when appropriate.
  • Make sure practical measures are undertaken to protect workers in relation to their health, safety, and welfare.
  • Erect signs using standard symbols clearly indicating to workers and the public that the indoor areas are no-smoking; and
  • Inform workers that not complying with the Smoke-Free Workplace Policy may result in personally liable and fines under the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act 2020.

Employee’s must:

  • Comply with the rules of this policy.
  • Participate in any consultation and training relating to this policy; and
  • Report any worker who is in breach of the policy to the PCBU / Supervisor.

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