Workplace Smoking Policy for Construction Company

It is the Company’s policy that all of its workplaces are smoke-free and that all employees have a right to work in a smoke-free environment and not be exposed to second-hand smoke.

This is also a statutory requirement.

As such, the Company’s business premises are no smoking premises and smoking is prohibited in all areas of the workplace at all times with no exceptions.

This includes company cars and other company vehicles.

The Company is committed to protecting the health and safety of all of its employees.

Company’s policy on smoking applies not only to employees but also to visitors to the workplace, including clients, customers, contractors, agency workers and suppliers.

In addition, the Company wishes to portray a professional business image to its clients, customers and suppliers when they visit the Company’s business premises.

Therefore, employees are not allowed to smoke immediately outside the entrances to its business premises.

Smoking is not allowed in company vehicles.

Smoking rules of Principle contractor will be complied with and communicated during site induction.

Appropriate “No Smoking” signs are clearly displayed at the entrances to and within the workplace.

Smoking breaks

If you wish to smoke, you must do this in your own time either outside your normal hours of work or during your lunch break.

You are not permitted to take additional smoking breaks during the day.

Help to stop smoking

The company recognizes that there are difficulties in giving up smoking and will support their workers in what ever way than can.


Project Manager is responsible for the implementation of this policy and for ensuring compliance with it.

All employees are required to adhere to the terms of this policy at all times.

Anyone who wishes to report an incident of smoking in the workplace should speak to project manager.

Non-compliance to Smoking Policy

Employees who are found to be smoking in the workplace in contravention of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the Company’s disciplinary procedure.

A breach of this policy will be treated as a serious disciplinary offence, particularly where either the employee refuses to comply with the instruction to immediately refrain from smoking or they are a repeat offender.

Where smoking constitutes a health and safety hazard, such behavior will be treated as gross misconduct and could render the employee liable to summary dismissal.

If a client, customer, contractor, agency worker or supplier does not comply with this policy, they will be warned that they are committing an offence. They shall be requested to immediately refrain from smoking and, if they refuse, they will be asked to leave, or will be ejected from, the premises.

Those who do not comply with the smoking ban are also liable to a fixed penalty fine and possible criminal prosecution and they expose the company to similar action.

Each developer has their own policy on and around the sites and it is responsibility of each employee to ensure that they comply with their requirements.

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