SMOKE FREE POLICY
The Caboolture Road Runners recognised that passive smoking (inhaling second-hand smoke) is hazardous to health and that nonsmokers should be protected from tobacco smoke. Passive smoking can lead to other serious illnesses such as bronchitis, lung cancer,cardiovascular disease and chest illnesses in children. Accordingly the following poliry has been developed for Caboolture Road Runners to help protect people’s health.
The move to go Smokefree also complements the Caboolture Road Runners desire to create a healthy family friendly environment. The Caboolture Road Runners believes that such an environment and image will be advantageous in attracting new members and positively promoting the club in the community.
Legislation and the legal duff of care also provide reasons to have a Smokefree Club. Under common law the Caboolture Road Runners has a legal duty of care to ensure that volunteers, coaches, members, parents, spectators and guests are not exposed to potentially harmful situations. The Occupational Health and Safety Act also stipulates that working volunteers must have a safe environment to work in.
WHO IS AFFECTED BY THIS POLICY
The policy applies to all volunteers, coaches, members, parents, spectators and guests of the Caboolture Road Runners.
DESIGNATED SMOKE FREE AREAS
Training Field – smoking is not permitted within a 10m radius of the entire outside fenceline.