All employers are legally required to provide a safe and healthy working environment for all their workforce, including women of child- bearing age. An individual risk assessment is required for all pregnant women, new mothers having given birth in the last 6 months and women who are breastfeeding. Some working conditions are potentially harmful to the health of the mother and/or her child.
Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers may need a place to rest and breastfeed at work. This will need to be assessed and adjustments made. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers can work nights if there is no risk to the health of the mother or her child. The Equality Act protects all pregnant, new mothers and breastfeeding workers.
We can assess each pregnant or breastfeeding employee and give advice and guidance for their individual roles in the workplace.
If you would like to find out more about Health Assessments for your business please contact us now!