Standard 2 Smoking and Tobacco Control

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Level 1

Topic   
Criteria   
Guidance
1.2.1
Smoke free policy
Have a workplace smoke free policy in place and ensure it is adhered to

Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed or 'substantially enclosed' public places, workplaces and any works vehicles that are used by more than 1 person.

It is an offence to:

  • Smoke in smoke free premises
  • Permit others to smoke in smoke free premises (this includes staff/customers and contractors)
  • Fail to display no smoking signs in works vehicles shared with more than one person
1.2.2
Smoke free legislation awareness
Ensure staff are aware of smoke free legislation

Put the work place smoke free policy in areas used by members of staff.

You may want to send the policy to staff to sign when they have read it, highlight it in job advertisements and letters of appointment. 

1.2.3
Smoke free breaches
Ensure staff are aware of how to report breaches of smoke free legislation Part of your smoke free policy could include providing information to staff regarding how they can confidentially report breaches of smoke free legislation
1.2.4
Raising awareness of health risks
Display information regarding the risks of smoking to individuals and their families Have a designated area e.g. notice board or intranet site to raise awareness of smoking and related risks.
1.2.5
Leading good health
Display information regarding ways to quit smoking

For example, using quit tools and options available online. 

Provide printed materials to support someone who wants to quit.

Level 2

 Topic Criteria
Guidance
2.2.1
Leading good health
Establish a workplace Stop smoking champion who is fully aware of the function of the local Stop Smoking Services

Champion is fully aware of the quit tools available to an individual to help them to quit. Ensure pregnant women are aware of local services to help them to quit.

2.2.2 (i)
Raising awareness
Ensure staff are aware of who the Stop smoking champion is and what their role entails Have a notice board with a picture of the stop smoking health champion or information in staff bulletins.
2.2.2 (ii)
Raising awareness
Stop Smoking champion to
inform managers, team leaders and members of staff of the quit tools available to an individual to help them quit
An example of this may be to provide information about the tools available in wage slips, intranet or in staff bulletins.

Level 3

 Topic Criteria
Guidance
3.2.1
Smoke free
Make all work place grounds smoke free This includes all outside areas such as parking areas and recreational areas.  This will also remove smoking shelters and designated smoking areas.
3.2.2 (i)
Raising awareness, improving and maintaining good  health
Support and implement activities around local stop smoking campaigns One of the main national campaigns is No Smoking Day.
3.2.2 (ii)
Raising awareness, improving and maintaining good health
Deliver stop smoking 'Health Chats' to staff
Information about The Essential Public Health ‘Health Chat’ training can be sought from Worcestershire County Council's Health & Well-being department on: 01905 762818