Introduction to Smoking in the Workplace e-Learning Training Course This course aims to highlight the contents and amendments to the Tobacco Products Control Act. Given the high risk to the health of both smokers and non-smokers caused by the use of tobacco, the Department of Health sought to implement harsher rules and consequences involved with the use of tobacco products.
This course outlines the duties of the employer along with responsibilities pertaining to the provision of a safe and healthy smoke-free workplace.
The aim of the course is to emphasise that employers have a legal and moral responsibility to protect the environment of workers against the harmful effects of tobacco smoke.
The training also extensively explains the responsibility that employers have to ensure that no person smokes in a non-smoking area. Failure to comply will result in a fine of an amount up to R50,000.00.
Employers are obligated to ensure that workers who do not wish to be exposed to tobacco smoke are safeguarded against it. Employers must also ensure that any person under the age of 18 years is prohibited in any place where smoking is permitted.
This includes ensuring that persons under the age of 18 are prohibited to engage in the sale or distribution of any tobacco products on the business premises.
This course allows provides the candidate with the necessary knowledge to explain the responsibilities and obligations of employers in displaying signs to inform worker and the public of non-smoking areas and those designated for smoking. In the course, the candidate will also learn that employers of any health establishment that provide health services are prohibited from the sale of tobacco products in that establishment. The candidate will be able to identify the rules that employers must include regarding smoking in the workplace in the company policy and procedures. These should be available to every employee. The candidate will also be familiarised with the outline of a policy on smoking and what the policy should contain. The candidate will also be familiarised with the requirements of the sale of tobacco products in the workplace.
Upon completion of this course, the candidate will be capable of, and able to understand and demonstrate the content through the application of knowledge in both familiar and unfamiliar circumstances in addition to being able to:
This course is aimed at ensuring that smoking in the workplace is managed and controlled in terms of the Tobacco Products Control Act. Content covered in this course includes:
The candidate attending the course will be assessed against the outcomes of each element through the completion of a subscribed knowledge assessment along with a practical assessment. These assessments will cover the essential embedded knowledge as stipulated in the course and will ensure that the candidate can apply the learning to a working situation.
To gain access to this training program, it is mandatory that the employer subscribe to the SafetyWallet membership subscription so that the learner can enrol to any of the Health and Safety e-Learning training programmes.
Attending candidates must obtain a pass mark of at least 75% or higher is necessary in each Modular Assessment. Should these conditions have been met, the candidate will receive an accredited Certificate of Completion.