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New and Expectant Mothers Safety Standard

Guidance for managers and employees on how to manage work-related risks to new and expectant mothers, infants and unborn babies.

The New and Expectant Mothers Safety Standard provides advice for managers and employees on the types of issues that need to be addressed in risk assessments. It also describes how the University will monitor its arrangements to satisfy ourselves that these are effective.

The risk assessment guidance can be used to identify potential workplace risks to new and expectant mothers and to their children. Departments are responsible for carrying out written risk assessments and the information provided should be amended, as necessary, to fit the context of the work and tasks that the new or expectant mother will be carrying out.

Supplementary information has also been provided to enable managers to consider risks to new and expectant mothers associated with Coronavirus.

The Standard and Risk Assessment documents were reviewed and agreed by UHSC in March 2021. The next scheduled review is March 2024. Understanding of the risks of Coronavirus on expectant mothers is is evolving. The publication dealing with this will be reviewed at more regular intervals (i.e. ahead of the scheduled standard review, as necessary).

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