If you are thinking of purchasing a smoking shelter, NBB Outdoor Shelters have over 25 years of experience in helping you choose the right shelter for your needs. However there are a number of other areas you need to consider:
The use of outdoor areas or smoking shelters may result in increased littering. You should therefore;
- Provide external bins, ash trays or stubbing bins for cigarette ends and empty them regularly,
- Sweep up any cigarette ends and other litter regularly,
- Make your staff aware that it is a legal offence to drop litter and ask them to use the bins provided.
Commercial premises, particularly those open or working early in the morning or late at night, will need to consider the potential noise impact on nearby properties of patrons or employees congregating outside to smoke.
Health and Safety
You should also consider the health and safety implications of the use of outdoor areas and smoking shelters including;
- Ensuring that there is safe access and exit to and from your smoking shelter/outdoor area
- You must ensure that you have agreed fire arrangements that cover the use of the smoking shelter or outdoor area.
More information on complying with the Smoke Free law can be found on the Smoke Free England website at www.smokefreeengland.co.uk.