Canavan Byrne can help you carry out a Pregnancy Risk assessment.

A Risk Assessment should be carried out as soon as the employee gives notice of her pregnancy.

If the employee has received advice from her medical team this should be shared with the employer as part of the risk assessment and any advice should be considered.

The purpose of the Risk Assessment is to assess the employee's ability to carry out their role and to identify any possible risks to mother and baby.

Examples of some risks include:

  • Lifting/carrying heavy loads
  • Long working hours
  • Exposure to toxic substances
  • Standing/sitting for long periods