Establish a safe operating or working procedures for pregnant, new/nursing mothers, which will be tailored to your workplace.
An employer is obliged under the Pregnant Employee Regulations, 2000, to take account of a newly pregnant, breastfeeding or employee who has just given birth. The employer must also take into account the General Application regulations 2007.
The employer has a duty to assess all aspects of the of the pregnant employees (nursing or new mother) workplace, systems of work, manual handling, shift work, exposure to chemicals and dangerous substances, welfare facilities and PPE.
They must take this assessment into account when allocating work to the women involved and provide comprehensive information, instruction, training and supervision after consulting with them.
Pregnant employees and new or nursing mothers have an obligation to cooperate with their employer. They must inform their employer of their new situation and utilise any preventative or protective measures deemed necessary to ensure their safety and health during the duration of their pregnancy or breastfeeding.
These assessments will: