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New & Expectant Mothers Risk Assessment Template

New & Expectant Mothers Risk Assessment Template

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Pre-completed Risk Assessments for Pregnant Employees & New Mothers: Effortless Health & Safety Compliance.

This ready to use new & expectant mothers risk assessment template will enable you to quickly create a document legally compliant to UK health & safety law.

The document comes pre-completed with relevant content which you can easily make changes to and add further detail to suit your needs. As every business is different there is also a blank page for adding additional hazards.

 

Workplace Hazards for Pregnant Employees & New Mothers:

Pregnant employee in the workplace

The risk assessment form will give you a good indication of hazards in the workplace potentially faced by pregnant employees, new mothers and those who are breast-feeding. These can include exposure to bacteria and viruses, slips trips and falls, lone working, occupational stress and more - along with the risks and controls you should be thinking about when a colleague is pregnant.

Doing a pregnancy risk assessment is about accepting that in some workplace environments there are potentially serious risks that need to be assessed and controlled.

 

This Risk Assessment for New & Expectant Mothers Includes:

This new & expectant mothers risk assessment template includes
  • Colleague & manager details
  • Table of pregnancy symptoms in various working environments
  • Physical & working hazards
  • Associated risks
  • Control measures & guidance
  • Comments / notes section
  • Additional (Custom) hazards page


Why Choose Our New & Expectant Mothers Risk Assessment?

Why choose our new & expectant mothers risk assessment?
  • Ease of Use: Our New & Expectant Mothers risk assessment template is designed to be straightforward and user-friendly. It comes pre-filled with relevant content to make conducting your risk assessments easy.

  • Cost-Effective: With Health & Safety consultants typically charging upwards of £400 per day, implementing health & safety measures can often be a burden. Take control using our templates and save your business time and money.

  • Specific Hazards and Risks: This pregnant employee risk assessment document includes a comprehensive list of hazards and risks that are commonly encountered in the workplace by new & expectant mothers.

  • Control Measures: Alongside each identified hazard, there are suggested control measures or actions that can be taken to reduce or eliminate the risk. These measures are based on industry best practices and legal requirements.

  • Legal Compliance: The New & Expectant Mothers risk assessment is designed to comply with health & safety laws and regulations, helping businesses meet their legal obligations to provide a safe working environment.

  • Customisable Content: While the digitally downloadable document comes pre-filled with relevant content, it is also editable and easily customisable, allowing businesses to add or modify information to suit their specific operational needs and circumstances.

  • Additional Hazards Page: Our risk assessments have an extra page for documenting any additional hazards not covered in the pre-filled sections. This ensures that the document can cover all possible risks pregnant employees may face in a specific work environment or operations of the business.

  • Sign-off Section: A section for signatures from responsible persons, such as the business owner or assessor, indicating that the risk assessment has been completed.


Fill-in on a computer, or by hand.

How to edit this pregnancy risk assessment template

This digitally downloadable risk assessment is fully editable on a computer. You can open it, fill it in, save and you're done. It can also be printed out and filled in by hand. If you're unsure how to do either of these don't worry, simple instructions are included.


Health & safety documents you will receive:

  • 1 x Pre-filled New & Expectant Mothers Risk Assessment (A4 size, Editable PDF)
  • 1 x Blank New & Expectant Mothers Risk Assessment (A4 size, Editable PDF)
  • 1 x Example New & Expectant Mothers Risk Assessment (A4 size, PDF)
  • 1 x User instructions
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      FAQs

      What are the employer's responsibilities for pregnant employees?

      Employers are required to ensure the safety, health, and welfare of all employees, including pregnant ones. This includes conducting risk assessments to identify potential risks to pregnant employees and making reasonable adjustments to their working conditions or hours.

      What adjustments should be made for pregnant employees at work?

      Adjustments can include providing more frequent rest breaks, modifying work duties to avoid heavy lifting or prolonged standing, offering flexible working hours, and ensuring that the work environment is safe and comfortable.

      What should be done if the work environment poses risks to a pregnant employee?

      If a risk assessment identifies any hazards that could endanger a pregnant employee, the employer must take action to remove or reduce these risks. This could mean altering the employee’s working conditions or, if that’s not possible, offering suitable alternative work at the same rate of pay.

      What happens if a pregnant employee’s job involves exposure to chemicals or hazardous substances?

      Employers must assess the risks associated with exposure to hazardous substances and take appropriate measures to eliminate or reduce exposure. This may involve modifying the employee's job duties, providing additional personal protective equipment, or temporarily reassigning the employee to a safer role.

      Are there specific guidelines for pregnant employees working with display screen equipment?

      While there are no specific regulations exclusively for pregnant employees, employers should ensure that all employees using display screen equipment do so comfortably and safely. For pregnant employees, this may mean more frequent breaks, ergonomic assessments of their workstation, or provision of suitable seating.

      How does workplace stress affect pregnant employees and what can be done about it?

      Stress can have significant health impacts on pregnant employees, potentially affecting their pregnancy and overall well-being. Employers should identify and mitigate sources of stress through risk assessments and by providing support such as flexible working arrangements, clear communication about job expectations, and access to occupational health services.

      How can I download this document?

      Once you have completed your purchase you will be sent a link via email to download your files. This is usually within an hour.

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      How can I edit the document?

      By hand:

      Simply open the document through your web browser, or other print software, and navigate to print. The document can be printed in black & white if needed. Grab a pen...

      On a computer:

      We recommend using Adobe Acrobat Reader, the free, user friendly app from Adobe.

      Don't worry, you won't need to learn any new software skills. In this simple app you can open your document, make edits, save changes and print.

      Use this link to download your free copy from Adobe.com. Alternatively, navigate to Adobe.com and search for Acrobat Reader.

      On a mobile device:

      Although our documents can be downloaded to and edited on mobile devices, for the best user experience and full functionality we recommend using a computer, laptop or similar.