New and Expectant Mothers at Work

Women who are pregnant or who have given birth within the last 6 months and are breastfeeding their babies are owed a special duty of care. Whilst pregnancy should not be considered as ill health; some hazards in the workplace may present additional risks to new and expectant mothers or their children. Some simple additional precautions or minor changes to work patterns will normally be all that is required to provide the additional protection needed. The workplace should provide a safe and healthy environment for new mothers who are breastfeeding.

New and Expectant Mothers at Work -University guidance (PDF 109KB) 

New and Expectant Mothers at Work -Risk assessment -Word version of the risk assessment in the guidance (MSWORD 156 KB)

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