Employers have a statutory duty to maintain a safe working environment for all employees and this duty also includes the need to consider how a pregnant worker may face increased exposure to risk at work. Research released this week by BMJ that pregnant workers who work night shifts could face a 32% increase in the risk of miscarriage.
Employers should take extra care to ensure the health and safety of pregnant workers and the first step in this is to undertake a risk assessment that targets the specific nature of the risks that face pregnant women.
In conjunction with the HSE we are please to provide you with a blank template for conducting such an exercise. Simply download the download the form an go to start your Pregnant Worker Risk Assessment.