Northern Association of Model Engineers
Sheet – No Smoking Regulations.
Smoke - Free (Premises and Enforcement) Regulations 2006 are effective from 1st
July 2007 in England (already law in Wales and Scotland). They make it an
offence to smoke or allow anyone to smoke in any premises open to the public or
used as a place of work (which is defined to include VOLUNTARY work).
be applicable the premises have to be enclosed or substantially enclosed. They
have to have a roof or ceiling and less than half of the perimeter (excluding
windows) consists of openings. This would include a typical railway waiting
shelter. Indoor smoking rooms will no longer be allowed and there is no
requirement for smoking shelters to be provided for members or public. The
law applies to pipes, cigarettes and cigars.
vehicle used for the conveyance of the public or members must
prohibit smoking, but they do not apply to open coaches or one that has a
removable roof. They do apply to part - roofed vehicles which would include a
locomotive with even a part roof!
regulations demand the display of suitable no smoking signs unless the whole
site is deemed to be a no smoking site. If this is the case then one sign at the
entrance is sufficient otherwise every affected vehicle, locomotive or premises
should have a separate sign.
Further information is on the Smokefree England website at www.smokefreeengland.co.uk
the Councils will be employing Inspectors to check on the enforcement of this
law we would suggest that all member Societies ensure that no one smokes in any
Smoke - Free premises or vehicles from 1st July.