Smoking Toolbox Talk

Smoking Toolbox Talk

This smoking toolbox talk:

  • Can educate personnel about the hazards of smoking at work and help you advise personnel about the risks of passive smoke.
  • Can ensure that employees understand and comply with regulations, reducing the risk of non-compliance, legal issues, or penalties.


About this Smoking Toolbox Talk

This smoking toolbox talk can assist you to educate personnel about the hazards of smoking (including passive smoke) by ensuring all work areas (indoors and outdoors) are smoke-free, except areas specifically designated for smoking.

Workplace exposure to passive smoke can be a significant work health and safety hazard. Exposure can produce symptoms of ill health, particularly for people with medical conditions (e.g. respiratory or cardiovascular conditions).

Smoking in the Workplace

No Smoking

Workplace smoking can be a problem for several reasons, including:

  • It’s a general health hazard (this includes electronic cigarettes as well as tobacco products).
  • It can be a fire hazard.
  • It can be a distraction for some employees.
  • It can contribute to respiratory infections, cancer and heart disease.
  • It can create an unhealthy environment for other people with exposure to passive tobacco smoke.

General Mandatory No Smoking Requirements

Designated smoking areas should be signed with appropriate placarding to reflect the hazards that are present. At a workplace all personnel, including visitors and contractors, should comply with the following requirements:

Buildings – smoking is strictly prohibited inside and outside all buildings, this includes workshops and surrounding storage areas.

Eating areas – restrict smoking or prohibit smoking in areas provided for the consumption of food or drink. Be mindful of exposure to second-hand smoke.

Vehicles and mobile equipment – smoking is to be prohibited inside all company vehicles and mobile equipment cabins, to protect workers.

Vicinity of people – smoking is prohibited where the smoker may affect the breathing zone of another person or where the smoke may enter a building (doors and air conditioning fresh air intake) or vehicle cabin.

Operational areas – smoking is not permitted within the vicinity of any fuel, gas storage facilities or refueling operation.

Flammable goods store – smoking is not permitted within the vicinity of any flammable goods store.

Why Become a Member of Redcat Safety and Download this Smoking Toolbox Talk?

  • Toolbox talks about smoking can raise awareness about the risks associated with smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke. Employees gain a better understanding of the health hazards and the importance of maintaining a smoke-free environment.
  • Smoking is a leading cause of preventable diseases and health issues. Toolbox talks can educate employees about the health benefits of quitting smoking, resources available for smoking cessation and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle.

After downloading this smoking toolbox talk you will be able to:

  • Very easily edit and customize the template to create your own smoking toolbox talk.
  • Apply your own style, format and brand to the toolbox talk.
  • Use it in any industry or sector regardless of size or type of organization.

Availability and Use of this Smoking Toolbox Talk

  • This smoking toolbox talk template is accessible to you right now by clicking the ‘Become a Member Now’ button.
  • The toolbox talk will be delivered to you in fully editable Microsoft Word format for immediate and full use in your business.
  • There are no membership auto-renewals, contracts or ongoing costs.

Smoking Guarantee

If you can find HSEQ resources that are of better value than what your Redcat Safety Membership offers, we will REFUND YOU double the cost of your membership.


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