To link policies to action by changing systems and protocols to address smoking.
Why this step is important
While policies guide how your organisation addresses smoking, your systems and practices link those polices to action.
Who to involve:
Steps to implement
- Step 1 - Identify protocols and systems
Using your new policies as a guide, identify the protocols and systems needed to put those policies into practice.
Modifying these protocols and systems might require:
- changing the physical service environment
- restructuring breaks
- recording smoking status of clients
- providing support, communication pathways and induction to the organisation.
See supportive systems checklist to assist.
Supporting tools for this step
- Step 2 – Consult with all involved
Consult with staff, clients, carers and volunteers to decide what changes to make. Carefully consider what would be useful and practical to best support your new policies.
- Step 3 – Develop and test new systems
Before implementing a new system or procedure, try it out to make sure it works.
- Step 4 – Communicate changes
Changing the way your organisation addresses smoking is a shared process, so communication should always be open. Let people know about the new changes and let everyone involved ask questions, raise concerns and give their feedback.