One of the main reasons to consider installing an outdoor smoking shelter, not that you want to encourage smoking for your staff even if you do not want to encourage smoking, is to centralize all the mess and problems that are associated with smoking at work. A big problem that businesses face with smokers is the cost of cleaning up the cigarettes butts that are simply dumped on the floor when the smoker has finished. By encouraging people to use a single place to smoke, it also means that all of the mess will be concentrated in a single location, and this will improve the overall environment across your premises.
Non smoking employees will also appreciate the provision of an outdoor smoking shelter. One of the things that irritate people who do not smoke is that they often have to run the gauntlet of smoker’s standing outside the main door of a building during their breaks, as this is the most convenient place to smoke. When non smokers walk past the smokers, non smokers feel that breathing second hand smoke and smoke smell clinging to a non smoker’s hair and clothes is an infringement on their rights, which can cause animosity among employees. By ensuring that the smoking area is clearly defined through the use of an outdoor smoking shelter and properly monitored through information to staff, it is possible to ensure that the problem of smokers is moved to a location where they will not bother other staff or visitors to the company.