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1 INTRODUCTION. MANUKAU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT) IS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING A POSITIVE, HEALTHY AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR STUDENTS, STAFF AND VISITORS TO ...

    Manukau Institute of Technology

    SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT POLICY

    Human Resource Policy 10 (HR10)

    1 INTRODUCTION

    Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) is committed to providing a positive, healthy and safe environment for students, staff and visitors to MIT.

The purpose of this policy is:

    ; To protect the right of everyone to breathe clean air

    ; Define where people may or may not smoke

    ; Make support available for people who wish to stop smoking

    This policy replaces the smoke free environment policy last amended 1 April 2005.

    2 POLICY

    2.1 No person, whether staff, students or visitor shall smoke on or in any Institute

    campus, building, facility or vehicle. This applies to everyone at all times of

    the day or night with the exception of residents of the Student Village who are

    permitted to smoke only in the designated smoking area within the confines of

    the Student Village.

    2.2 The Institute will offer support, primarily through the Health and Counselling

    Centre, to staff and students who are smokers and who wish to stop smoking.

    2.3 The Institute will offer support to staff and students who are smokers but do

    not wish to stop and who require treatment to manage their nicotine

    dependency in order to comply with the smoke free policy. This will be

    achieved through interventions such as nicotine replacement therapy offered

    through the Health and Counselling Centre.

    3 PROCEDURES

    3.1 The institute will advise students, staff and members of the public of this

    policy through appropriate media including course handbooks, the student

    guide, through electronic media such as the student portal and the MIT

    website. Such information will identify advisory and support services available.

    3.2 Staff are responsible for upholding this policy and for that purpose shall have

    authority to do so both within and outside of their physical areas of

    responsibility. The initial response to a violation should be a polite reminder

    about the smoke free policy and a request to stop. If the offender continues to

    breach the policy s/he should be asked to leave the campus and if necessary

    Campus Security called.

    3.3 Reports will be logged, followed up and investigated as appropriate.

    3.4 In the event of repeat offending or where an offender refuses to stop or leave

    the campus, standard staff or student disciplinary procedures may be invoked:

    ; A student may be dealt with in accordance with the Student Misconduct

    Policy (AC6)

    ; A staff member may be dealt with in accordance with staff disciplinary

    procedures

4 EVALUATION/OUTCOMES

    Not applicable

5 AUDIENCE

    All staff, students and visitors

6 CONSULATION SCOPE

    Appropriate and reasonable consultation will be undertaken with: Leadership Team,

    Senior Managers, all staff, all students and Employee Unions.

7 RELEVANT DELEGATIONS

     As per Staff Discipline and Procedural Fairness and Student Misconduct Policies

8 RELEVANT LEGISLATION

     Smoke Free Environments Act 1990 and Amendment Act 2003

     The Health Safety in Employment Act 1992 and Amendment Act 2002

9 LEGAL COMPLIANCE

     All staff, students and visitors at MIT must comply with the relevant legislation.

10 RELATED DOCUMENTS

     Discipline and Procedural Fairness Policy

    Student Misconduct Policy

    Statute 8 Student Discipline

11 DEFINITIONS

    Campus: means all land and premises in possession or occupation of Manukau

    Institute of Technology.

    Facilities: means and includes a physical location or building, a teaching or research

    site or location, a teaching or research entity of any kind owned, operated and

    administered by MIT

    Smoke and Smoking: shall have the meaning set out in S.2 of the Smoke free

    Environments Act 1990

    Staff: means a person under an employment contract at MIT on a full-time, part-time

    or casual basis and for a permanent or fixed-term duration.

    Student: means a person who is currently enrolled in a course or programme offered

    by MIT.

    Visitor: means any person who is not a staff member or student but who is on or in an

    MIT campus or facility.

    Document Management and Control: Category Management

    Sponsoring Director Marketing & Human

    Resources/Student

    Affairs

    CE Approval Date 4 November 2010

    Council Minute N/A

    Academic Board Minute

    Effective Date 1 January 2011

    Review Date 31 December 2011

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