New and Expectant Mothers at Work

New or expectant mothers can be at risk from common work hazards.  There is a legal requirement to assess such risks and to ensure that suitable control measures are in place to protect women who may be at risk.  All management units must have procedures in place for this.  Managers should be aware of this requirement, of the guidance contained in the attached document and also within relevant Health and Safety Executive publications. Advice may be sought from SEPS, from the Occupational Health Unit or from the Radiation Protection Service.

A risk assessment template is contained within the guidance notes and can also be downloaded from the "Forms" section of SEPS website, or via the link below.

New and expectant mothers - guidance on risk assessment

New and expectant mothers risk assessment form