jueves, 28 de junio de 2007

England to go smokefree as of 1st of July!

Following other countries in EU, England will have a law to protect employees and public in general from seconhand smoke effects.

Employers are asked to take a series of actions to be fully compliant with the law, such us:

  • Display 'no-smoking' signs in smokefree premises and vehicles
  • Take reasonable steps to ensure that staff, customers/members and visitors are aware that premises and vehicles are legally required to be smokefree
  • Remove any existing indoor smoking rooms
  • Ensure that no one smokes in smokefree premises or vehicles
  • Remove ashtrays from smokefree areas
  • Develop a smokefree policy in consultation with staff
  • Offer staff training to help them understand the new law and what their responsibilities are
  • Provide your staff and customers with support to quit smoking

We welcome this new law and encourage all employers and employees to respect it.

A site has been set to introduce this new law.