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H5. Smoking Cessation/Respiratory Health
3 September, 2013
Submitted: 22 April, 2014
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.
We have encouraged health checks at key sites where over 40% of operatives have been involved.
Our other sites have had toolbox talks on the topic of quitting smoking which are aimed at smokers and non-smokers so they are aware of risks and also how to increase quality of health, this has been taken positively, in some instances we have been able to use mobile devices to show short videos showing the impact to health and others. Over 90 % of workers have had a tool box talk.
Workers have been encouraged to use of our leaflets. The main aim of the leaflet being an informative document to raise awareness by providing useful information to assist in quitting and education. The areas covered range from telephone support, for those that are unable to give up we have some NRT advice. We believe the telephone support to have been greatly received by many.
For those of our workers who have laptops and PCs we have suggested the downloading of some quit smoking widgets. Also those with Iphone and Android phones have been recommended to download the smoke free app. These are measures which we believe will help support our team when not at work.
To further enhance this pledge we have created company literature which has been issued this year and issued at intervals throughout the year.
Our next anticipation is to encourage a buddy style programme where colleagues help create an additional level of support to ensure the longevity of our pledge.
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