Portable Prefab Smoking Shelter Installation & Sales Nationwide.
While smoking cigarettes may be fairly unhealthy practices these days, and one that
is decreasing as people seek a healthier lifestyle, most companies still have a
significant number of smokers within their workforce. Under most circumstances,
it is not advisable to allow smoking within the workplace, as this is both unhealthy,
and unpleasant for staff that does not choose to smoke, not to mention potentially
dangerous if your business uses any volatile substances. Having stated that of course,
it is still incumbent upon a business to provide staff with appropriate smoking
shelters even if they do not approve of smoking, as when staff is outside smoking,
they can pick up illnesses that can impact their attendance at work.
A prefabricated smoking shelter needs to allow staff who chose to smoke to have
an area where they can go in order to enjoy a cigarette without having to be exposed
to inclement weather, or to impose their smoke on non smoking staff. One of the
biggest advantages of offering smoking shelters for staff is that it centralizes
the issue, so that the mess and smell associated with smoking can be kept to a relatively
small area. Having control over where staff smoke by placing a shelter for them
can also allow you to prevent smoking in key areas such as those associated with
materials storage and food preparation.
The actual construction of a smoking shelter does not need to be particularly complex.
The simplest possible structure such as a roof with some protection against the
wind is sufficient. The amount of space enclosed by the portable smoking shelter
needs to be large enough to allow a certain amount of air flow within the unit,
but not too large as to impact on space that could be used more productively. Walls
should not reach to ground level.
One of the most important aspects of planning a smoking shelter for staff is that
it is located away from areas where other staff are likely to be, and also should
be within easy reach of the building. The reason for this is to ensure that staff
actually uses the shelter rather than just hanging around by the nearest door, which
can be unpleasant for non smokers.
In terms of furnishing the interior of the smoking shelter, you can be as accommodating
as you want. Many employers choose to provide no seating within the shelter, as
this can lead to staff taking longer breaks and impact on productivity, on the other
hand, having seating within the shelter will raise the morale of smokers, and keep
them happier in their work.
One thing that is vitally important when providing a smoking shelter is to ensure
that a bin for butts is included within the structure. This will prevent disposed
cigarette ends being allowed to be discarded at will, and keep the overall area
much tidier than otherwise they might be left if smokers simply drop their finished
cigarette butts on the floor. While it may not be your main priority to embrace
smoking at work, by managing the issue sensibly, it can produce less of an impact
on other staff, and the environment outside the office