Human Resources

Smoking Policy

 

The University aims to promote the health and well-being of its students, staff and visitors and to provide a healthy working and educational environment.

Policy Statement

Smoking was prohibited within all University buldings, temporary buildings and University owned vehicles from 1 September 2005.  Smoking will shortly be prohibited on all University grounds with the exception of some smoking shelters specifically designed by the University.

Support for Current Smokers

To assist smokers to adjust to this change, smoking cessation support will be provided.  Further details.

Implementation and Enforcement

The responsibility for implementation of this policy rests with local management and Schools.  Support will be provided by Directors and Heads of Schools who, in turn, will be supported by the Personnel Department and Deans of Faculties.

Signage will be placed at main vehicle entrances to University premises, at or adjacent to the principal entrances to all University buildings and throughout buildings where appropriate.

Breaches of this policy will be subject to the normal disciplinary procedures applicable to staff or students as appropriate.  Contractors and visitors will also be expected to comply with the policy.  Further details.

Review

It is recognised that there is a growing public debate concerning smoking in public places.  Accordingly, the University will keep this policy under review and, where applicable, make changes in compliance with guidance issued by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety.