Manukau Institute of Technology
SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT POLICY
Human Resource Policy 10 (HR10)
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.
2.1 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.
3.1 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
; A staff member may be dealt with in accordance with staff disciplinary
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
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
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
CE Approval Date 4 November 2010
Council Minute N/A
Academic Board Minute
Effective Date 1 January 2011
Review Date 31 December 2011