If you allow smoking in your workplace, you must follow the rules that apply to outdoor smoking areas. This is to ensure you reduce the health and safety risks that smoking poses to your non-smoking employees.
Failure to do this could result in fines of between R50 000 and R100 000 for non-compliance in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).
But, do you know the rules that apply to signs in designated smoking areas?
Make sure your company's smoking areas adhere to these five signage rules in smoking areas
Remember, it's your responsibility to ensure no one smokes outside the designated smoking area. According to the TPCA, you could pay up to R50,000 in penalties if you let employees smoke in prohibited smoking areas.
Following these rules for outdoor smoking areas will ensure you and your employees are compliant with the TPCA. You'll also reduce the health and safety risks that smoking poses to your non smoking employees.
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