New and Expectant Mothers Risk Assessment

New and Expectant Mothers Risk Assessment
Risk Assessment Guidance Forms Related Resources New & Expectant Mothers

New and Expectant Mothers Risk Assessments?

While it is a legal obligation for employers to regularly review general workplace risks, there is actually no legal requirement to conduct a specific, separate risk assessment for new and expectant mothers.

The workplace risk assessment should already consider any risks to female employees of childbearing age and, in particular, risks to new and expectant mothers (for example, from working conditions, or the use of physical, chemical or biological agents).

Any risks identified must be included and managed as part of the general workplace risk assessment. However, it is good practice that risks to new and expectant mothers are reviewed on an individual basis. There may also need to be additional reviews as the pregnancy progresses.

As part of University of Leicester Human Resources procedure, you are required to submit a risk assessment with the Maternity Leave Notification Form for each pregnant staff member.

University Guidance and Risk Assessment Tool

Legislation and External Guidance

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