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Tobacco

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One World Children’s Centre will ensure that all children are cared for and educated in a tobacco free environment,

Relevant Legislation and Standard

Education and Care Services National Regulations regulation 82

Education and Care Services National Regulations regulation 83

Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004

Implementation

One World Children’s Centre will take every precaution to protect children, parents, visitors and other staff from passive smoking.

Procedure

  • The use of tobacco is prohibited in all children’s areas, including the car park, buildings or in the outdoors where children can see adults smoking
  • Smoking can only occur in the outside in the designated area which is not in view of children or visiting adults (smoking can only occur during staff’s schedules breaks)
  • Staff who smoke are required to wear their own personal protective equipment (ie a jumper or  coat while doing so, then remove this before returning to work, and wash their hands
  • Management will actively support and provide assistance to smokers who wish to quit

Sources

Education and Care Services National Regulations 

Occupational Health and Safety Act

The Cancer Council Australia


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