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Flashcards in 10.3 Welfare facilities and arrangements in fixed and temporary workplaces Deck (5):
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‘Welfare facilities’ are

those that are necessary for the well-being of employees, such
as washing, toilet, rest and changing facilities, and somewhere clean to eat and drink

2

To be readily accessible

the facilities do not have to be within the workplace, but
they should, if possible, be within the building. They should be available at all times.
The use of public facilities is only acceptable as a last resort, where the provision of
better facilities would not be reasonably practicable.

3

It is now against the law to smoke in virtually all 'enclosed' and 'substantially
enclosed' public places and workplaces.



Premises are 'enclosed' if

they have a ceiling or roof and
(except for doors, windows or passageways) are wholly
enclosed either on a permanent or temporary basis.

4

It is now against the law to smoke in virtually all 'enclosed' and 'substantially
enclosed' public places and workplaces.



Premises are 'substantially enclosed' if

they have a
ceiling or roof, but have an opening in the walls, which is
less than half the total area of the walls. The area of the
opening does not include doors, windows or any other
fittings that can be opened or shut.

5

It is now against the law to smoke in virtually all 'enclosed' and 'substantially
enclosed' public places and workplaces.



The key requirements are that: 4

 Public transport and work vehicles used by more than one
person must be smoke-free at all times.
 No-smoking signs must be displayed in all smoke-free
premises and vehicles.
 Staff smoking rooms and indoor smoking areas are no
longer allowed, so anyone who wants to smoke has to go
outside.
 Managers of smoke-free premises and vehicles have legal
responsibilities to prevent people from smoking.