Smoking - Managerial Policy

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Smoking - Managerial Policy


Approval authority
Vice-Chancellor and President
Responsible officer
Vice-Chancellor and President
Designated officer
Director, Human Resources
First approved
13 September 1994
Last amended
31 January 2017
Effective start date
5 June 2014
Review date
22 April 2019
Related documents
Health, Safety and Wellbeing - Governing Policy
Related legislation / standards
Land Traffic and Parking Rules
Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 (Qld)

1. Purpose of policy

1.1 The University has a duty to provide, as far as is reasonably practicable, a healthy, safe and comfortable environment for employees and students as well as a safe environment for wildlife on campus.

1.2 This policy aims to minimise the harmful effects of passive smoking and its related discomfort to others and to ensure a safe and healthy working environment.

2. Policy scope and application

This policy applies to all staff, students, contractors, visitors and volunteers who are required to attend the University’s premises.

3. Definitions

Please refer to the University’s Glossary of terms for policies and procedures. Terms and definitions identified below are specific to this policy and are critical to its effectiveness:

Building is a fixed roofed structure.

University premises means any land or buildings owned, leased, licensed or otherwise occupied by the University for teaching, research, administrative purposes or as accommodation facilities, or otherwise used or occupied by University staff, contractors, affiliates or students.

Vehicle has the meaning given by the Queensland Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 and includes any vessel.

4. Smoking

4.1 Smoking is prohibited

Smoking is prohibited:

a) on or in University premises, with the exception of the designated smoking areas, and

b) within any University vehicle.

4.2 Littering

Under the University’s Land Rules it is an offence for a person to leave on University premises litter of any kind, except in a receptacle provided for the purpose, therefore appropriate ashtrays will be provided at each designated smoking area.

4.3 Health, Safety and Wellbeing

Health, safety and wellbeing is everyone’s responsibility; therefore all staff, students, contractors, visitors and volunteers are responsible to ensure they are compliant with this policy.

4.4 Compliance

Failure to comply with this Policy will be dealt with in accordance with the Student Conduct – Governing Policy, or the provisions of the Enterprise Agreement, or the Land, Traffic and Parking Rules, as appropriate.


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