Include pregnancy in your general risk assessment
Your general workplace risk assessment must include risks to women of childbearing age. This includes risks to new and expectant mothers.
Remember that pregnancy may impact:
- Speed of movement
Note: pregnant pupils will face similar risks to pregnant staff. You’ll need to follow similar risk assessment procedures that take into account all activities the pupil engages in while they’re in school (such as sport), and put measures in place to protect their health and safety.
Carry out an individual risk assessment for pregnant workers
When a staff member provides written confirmation that they are pregnant, have given birth within the past 6 months or are breastfeeding, you must complete an individual risk assessment for them.
This is set out in advice from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Review your existing general risk assessment to check it's suitable Talk to the staff member to see if