All employers have a duty to ensure that their workers are employed in a safe environment during the course of their employment. When workers are pregnant, employers need to review the environment and procedures the employee is working in and with.
Employers need to consider whether the current work practices are still suitable for a pregnant worker and make any necessary adjustments. Some of the differences are quite alarming for instance,recent research produced by BMJ show that pregnant employees working night shifts could be exposed to a 32% higher risk of miscarriage than other employees that do not work night shifts.
The first step is to undertake the risk assessment and we are please to be able to offer you a free Pregnant Workers Risks Assessment Template to help you achieve this.