Designated smoking areas are clearly marked in all locations. If you are unsure you should check with a member of the management team.
Current legislation makes it illegal to smoke in all Company Vehicles. Company vehicles include all vans, 7.5 tonne vehicles, tugs, LV's and pool cars.
Smoking in Company cars which are designated to a sole user, whilst not encouraged, is permitted under the legislation.
Smoking in a commercial vehicle remains an act of gross misconduct, which may result in disciplinary action up to and including summary dismissal.
Anyone found breaking this law will be fined a fixed penalty notice of £50 or a maximum fine of £200 if prosecuted and convicted in court.
Those employees wishing to smoke may do so in the designated areas. Smokers may visit these areas at times previously agreed with their line manager. Time taken for smoking breaks should be deducted from the formally recognised breaks i.e. lunch breaks or tea breaks.
All visitors should be advised of the smoking policy and requested to refrain from smoking except in designated areas.
Any contravention to this policy is a disciplinary offence and will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including summary dismissal.
HELP TO STOP SMOKING
The NHS offer the following free services to help smokers to give up:
- NHS Smoking Helpline Tel: 0800 169 0 169.
- You can also text 'give up' and your full postcode to 88088
I have received, read and understand the DPD/ GeoPost UK Ltd Smoke Free Policy.
Agency Worker Declaration
The offence of deliberately falsifying an application form is considered to be 'Fraud by failing to disclose information' as per Section 3 of the Fraud Act 2006; which relates to any attempt to make a gain by dishonestly providing or failing to provide information to a third party.
Subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974:-