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H5. Smoking Cessation/Respiratory Health
1 January, 2013
Submitted: 27 April, 2015
Please describe how you have encourged your staff to stop smoking and reduced other risks in the workplace to respiratory health over the last year. There is a 2000 character limit when completing this section.
The smoke free committee was re-launced in February 2014 to review the No Smoking Policy and to implement a total ban on smoking across the hospital site.
The new smoke free committee led a total ban on Smoking from November 2014 and this included the removal of the smoking shelter.
The car park attendants have been given the task of reminding visitors that the site is smoke free as staff did not feel confident to challenge smokers on the hospital site.
The Cambridgeshire stop smoking team are available to provide 1:1 support for staff who wish to give up smoking. NRT is already in place for patients and the smoke free committee have agreed that NRT to also be made available for staff.
Respiratory health surveillance is in place for staff who are in contact with respiratory irritants and respiratory sensitisers. A review of the use of actichlor resulted in the cleaning contractors commencing respiratory and skin health surveillance. Actichlor has been replaced by Sochlor and still requires staff in regular and continuous use to have respiratory and skin health surveillance, this staff group also includes ward housekeepers The Trust is compliant with COSHH Regulations.
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