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New and expectant mothers

Coronavirus (COVID-19): update

See our advice on protecting pregnant workers during the pandemic.

This site provides useful information on what you must consider if you have any new or expectant mothers in your workplace.

It will help employers and employees understand what their responsibilities are and what they need to do to comply with the law.

Risk assessment action flowchart

Workplace risk assessment – protecting new and expectant mothers

Additional information

Health and safety made simple

This site is for employers and those who want some basic information on what they must do to make sure their businesses comply with health and safety law.

The basics for your business

The law

Legislation to protect the health and safety of new and expectant mothers at work, include:

  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (MHSW)
  • Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 (the Workplace Regulations)
  • Equality Act 2010

More about the law

Useful contacts

Further help can be found at:

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