Many employers who allow smoking in the workplace often complain about the amount of productivity that's lost because of the frequent smoke breaks employees take. What makes it worse is employees usually want company when they have a smoke. If you're faced with a similar problem in your company, there's a solution. Here are five tips you can use to control the smoke breaks your employee takes.
If you provide smoke breaks during work hours, this is one area you have to monitor closely, says the Health and Safety Advisor.
The last thing you want is to have productivity grounding to a halt when three or four employees congregate for long periods during smoke breaks.
Using these methods will help ensure employee smoke breaks don't compromise productivity. What's more, this reduced smoking time could also encourage smokers to quit smoking.
Don’t forget to enforce the practice of handwashing after smoking in line with Regulation 962 of the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act.