New and Expectant Mothers Policy and Risk Assessments
Legislation to protect the health and safety of new and expectant mothers at work, include:
• Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (MHSW)
• Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 (the Workplace Regulations)
• Equality Act 2010
If you are notified that an employee is pregnant, breastfeeding or has given birth within the last six months, you should check your workplace risk assessment to see if any new risks have arisen. If risks are identified during the pregnancy, in the first six months after birth or while the employee is still breastfeeding, you must take appropriate, sensible action to reduce, remove or control them.
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FutureSure carries out a deep forensic assessment of the new or expectant mother, her day to day duties for your company, the exposure to risk and the exisiting control measures. We then consider what additional controls can be implemented to mitigate these risks as far as reasonably practicable to ensure the safety and wellbeing of both mum and baby.
If you have just been informed that one of your employees is expecting or has recently had a baby, please get in contact with us for a free quote and we’ll be happy to come and ensure that mum, baby and everyone else at your company is as safe as can be.
FutureSure is also here to help you with any questions about your rights and responsibilities, either as a pregnant employee, mother, or as an employer of a new or expectant mother; We can help you navigate issues like lone working, night shifts, maternity leave and all other aspects of pregnancy in the workplace.
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