Expectant and New Mother Assessments

Your workplace risk assessment should already consider any risks to female employees of childbearing age.

If you are notified that an employee is pregnant, breastfeeding or has given birth within the last six months, an employer should review their current workplace risk assessment for the activity that the employee undertakes to see if any new risks have arisen. If risks are identified during the pregnancy, in the first six months after birth or while the employee is still breastfeeding, as their employer must take appropriate, sensible action to reduce, remove or control them.

While it is a legal obligation for employers to regularly review general workplace risks, there is actually no legal requirement to conduct a specific, separate risk assessment for new and expectant mothers. However, if you choose to do so, Epica Health, Safety & Wellbeing will be able to help you decide if any additional action needs to be taken.


The aim is to make all personnel aware of health and safety issues in the workplace.

  • Classroom – Principles of Risk Assessment
  • Classroom – Health & Safety in the Workplace
  • E Learning – Stress Management
  • E Learning – Driver Safety Awareness
  • E Learning – Personal Safety
  • E Learning – Health & Safety for Managers

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