New & expectant mothers model risk assessment
An outline of the potential health and safety issues for new and expectant mothers.
|Title of activity:||Work involving new and expectant mothers|
|Location(s) of work:|
|New/expectant mothers name:|
|Expected due date (expectant mothers):|
The table below sets out some hazards which may be relevant to new or expectant mothers working at the University. When carrying out a risk assessment for a particular individual, identify all the hazards to the new or expectant mother and delete all of the hazards which are not relevant. Evaluate the hazards involved in the work activities and note whether the risk is low / medium / high. Describe the control measures which are required and specify these in the table (the general information on control measures noted in the table is for guidance only) and identify any further measures required. You will also need to take into account factors relevant to the individual, and the risk assessment(s) will require to be reviewed and monitored on a regular basis as the pregnancy progresses.
Specific hazards (such as manual handling operations, hazardous substances, biological agents, display screen equipment) should be assessed on a separate risk assessment form and cross-referenced with this document.
Model specific assessment forms are available at https://www.ed.ac.uk/health-safety/guidance/workplaces-general/pregnancy
|HAZARD(s)||RISK L / M / H||CONTROL MEASURES (i.e.alternative work methods/mechanical aids/engineering controls, etc.)|
|Lifting of heavy loads||
|Display Screen Equipment (postural problems, eyestrains, headaches)||
|Continuous sitting / standing||
|Lone / Out of Hours (LOOH) Working||
|Work with Hazardous Substances, including:- Carcinogens (R40/ R45/ R49), Teratogens (R61/ R63/ R64/ R68), Mutagens (R46), Mercury or mercury derivatives, Lead or lead derivatives, Antimitotic (cytotoxic) drugs, Pesticides, etc||
|Work with biological materials including micro-organisms / GM work||
|Work with ionising radiation||
|Discomfort / Stress / Fatigue||
Additional Information: Identify any additional relevant information to the activity, including supervision, training requirements, special emergency procedures, requirement for health surveillance, etc.
A Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) will be required for an expectant mother in a later stage of pregnancy who is experiencing mobility difficulties and would need assistance in the event of an emergency evacuation.
A specific risk assessment must be completed in co-operation with an expectant mother.
When carrying out this risk assessment any medical condition and information provided by an expectant mother and any personal aspects of pregnancy such as morning sickness, frequent visits to toilet, tiredness must be taken into account.
The risk assessment should be reviewed at regular intervals and appropriate control measures implemented.
It is recommended that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Guide for new and expectant mothers who work should be brought to the attention of new or expectant mothers.
|Assessment carried out by:|
|Name: David Hamilton||Date: 25/4/2019||Review Date: 25/4/2020|