Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed premises in the workplace.

This policy applies to all employees, contractors, consultants, temporary workers, clients and visitors.

Appropriate ‘no-smoking’ signs will be clearly displayed at the entrances to and within the premises, and in all smoke-free vehicles.

Whilst the use of e-cigarettes, personal vaporizers and electronic nicotine delivery systems (referred to in this policy as e-cigarettes) currently falls outside the scope of smoke-free legislation, the long-term health effects of the use of these devices are unknown. The vapour from e-cigarettes may be a source of irritation for some employees and may represent a health risk through passive consumption (as with passive smoking). We have therefore decided that the use of e-cigarettes is also prohibited in in the work place and in company vehicles.

Failure to comply with the terms of this policy will be a disciplinary offence and, given that a breach of this policy may be a criminal offence, is likely to render the employee liable to summary dismissal.

This handbook has been prepared by Mark Mason Employment Law Consultancy for the exclusive use of Bumbles Day Care Limited and is not to be made available for use within any other organisation.