Smoking and passive smoke are recognised throughout the world as health hazards. Tradewinds Engineering Ltd’s objective is to provide a smoke-free work place for all its employees, contractors or others that may be visiting its operations. Accordingly, during the hours of business all Company shore-based establishments are designated as smoke-free environments.
In order to maintain a tobacco smoke-free atmosphere on Tradewinds Engineering Ltd facilities and vessels, smoking is prohibited in all facility interior working and living spaces.
Smoking in exterior spaces is allowed, weather conditions permitting, with the locations and times to be at the discretion of the master, other senior officer or person in charge, except for conditions mentioned below.
There is no smoking allowed in exterior spaces during operations where there is a hazard of fire or explosions, such as; handling any type of flammable materials; receiving or transferring fuel, oil or other volatile liquids; in or around paint lockers; during emergence drills; when moored or mooring alongside docks, piers, rig platforms or other installations where smoking is prohibited; and any other obvious fire or explosion hazardous operations or procedures.
The master, senior officer, person-in-charge of the facility or vessel and / or the company’s representative, is responsible for implementing and upholding this policy, though other persons can and should share in this responsibility.
All personnel shall receive the instruction and training as required for the implementation of this Policy. Every effort will be made to assist smokers to adapt to working conditions under this Policy. Personnel wishing to quit smoking are encouraged to seek advice and assistance from the Health, Safety and Environment Management or other sources.