New and Expectant Mothers Policy

Course Overview

Health and Safety for New and Expectant Mothers. This course has been Approved by RoSPA

Many workplaces with previously acceptable working conditions may suddenly become hazardous and contain risks that may affect the health and safety of new and expectant mothers. To ensure that employers consider the special needs of this group (defined as workers who are pregnant, have given birth in the previous six months or are breastfeeding), the 1999 amendments to the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations require employers to assess any specific risks to new and expectant mothers and where they employ any woman of childbearing age. New and expectant mothers may be at risk from a whole range of hazards, from exposure to biological and chemical agents, to constant standing or excessive workloads, and the consequences can be serious

The course highlights the responsibility of employees to inform their employer if they are pregnant, have recently given birth or are breastfeeding. They will also be informed of their maternity benefits and what are the hazards and risks specific to their workplace.

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Course Objectives

In this training course employees will learn:

  • Their responsibility to inform their employer that they are pregnant, have recently given birth or are breastfeeding
  • Their materntity entitlements
  • Hazards and risks in the workplace
  • What they can do to help manage their health and safety in the workplace

Benefit to your Organisation

  • Consistent and effective communication of your policy
  • Demonstrate due diligence to vulnerable employees
  • Data from risk assessments provide for effective health management
  • Compliance with regulations

Target Audience

New and expectant mothers and any woman of childbearing age.