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Procedure Properties

Title: Anti-Smoking
Category: Support Services
Version: 03
Implement Date: 19 August 2009
Application: Agency
Availability: Public

Authority

Procedures

Local procedures

Policy

Performance Measures

  • Smoking is only occurring in nominated smoking places
  • Amount of tobacco products sold in correctional centre canteens

Procedure - Anti-Smoking


Purpose
1.Definitions
2.General
3.Where smoking is not permitted
3.1In a secure facility
3.2Other than a secure facility
3.3Children in corrective services facilities
4.Where smoking is permitted

Purpose

To reduce the exposure of staff, offenders, children who reside in corrective services facilities and visitors to environmental tobacco smoke.

1. Definitions

'enclosed area' - means an area having a ceiling or roof and, except for doors and passageways, completely or substantially enclosed, whether permanently or temporarily, but does not include an area substantially enclosed by mesh or other non-solid material.

'nominated smoking place' - means an area clearly marked by means of a sign or signs indicating the area is a smoking area.

'secure facility' - refer Corrective Services Act 2006 Schedule 4.

'smoking' - means the use of tobacco and other smoking products.

2. General

Refer - Queensland Government Smoking Policy; and Queensland Corrective Services Custodial Anti-Smoking Policy and Implementation Plan 2009-2011

The success of this procedure depends upon the good will, consideration and co-operation of smokers and non-smokers alike. Staff and offenders share in the responsibility of adhering to the policy and enforcing this procedure.

Each workplace health and safety committee must address smoking issues in order to develop strategies that will ensure workplace compliance.

For matters relating to the sale of smoking products to offenders in custody, refer procedure - Canteen for Offenders

3. Where smoking is not permitted

3.1 In a secure facility

Smoking is not permitted in the following areas-

  1. a cell;
  2. an air-conditioned building or room;
  3. a food preparation area or dining room;
  4. an enclosed area in a building unless a nominated smoking place;
  5. a visiting area unless a nominated smoking place;
  6. a government vehicle;
  7. a play area or residential area in mothers and babies unit/s;
  8. within four (4) metres of any part of the entrance to a building;
  9. an outdoor eating or drinking place; and
  10. any place that is not a nominated smoking place in the centre's local procedure.

3.2 Other than a secure facility

Smoking is not permitted in the following areas-

  1. an enclosed area in a building or room;
  2. a visiting area unless a nominated smoking place;
  3. a government vehicle;
  4. within four (4) metres of any part of the entrance to a building;
  5. an outdoor eating or drinking place; and
  6. any place that is not a nominated smoking place in the centre's local procedure.

3.3 Children in corrective services facilities

Children who reside in a corrective services facility and children who visit a facility must not be located within four (4) metres of a nominated smoking area inside a corrective services facility.

The general manager of a corrective services facilities that houses children must ensure that their facility's local anti-smoking procedure sets out a process to ensure that children are not permitted within four (4) metres of a nominate smoking place.

4. Where smoking is permitted

Refer Tobacco and Other Smoking Products Act 1998 s 26R(2)(f)

Subject to section 3, the general manager of a corrective services facility must develop a local procedure which details the nominated smoking areas of the facility. The local anti-smoking procedure should be developed in consultation with employees (refer procedure - Workplace Health and Safety (in-confidence) Committees (in-confidence)). The general manager of each facility must review their facility's local procedure every 12 months and consider where reductions in the number of nominated smoking areas can occur.

Adequate facilities must be provided for the disposal of used smoking products in a nominated smoking area.





KELVIN ANDERSON
Commissioner





Version History

19/08/2009 Version 03 [Anti-Smoking] - 28/08/2006 Version 02 - 29/09/2005 Version 01 - 21/10/2002 Version 00 [Smoking]