We have a pregnant member of staff who has to drive a company car for work purposes. Are there any issues we need to consider when assessing the risks associated with pregnancy and driving?

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We have a pregnant member of staff who has to drive a company car for work purposes. Are there any issues we need to consider when assessing the risks associated with pregnancy and driving?

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Driving during pregnancy is absolutely fine, as long as the expectant mother has a healthy pregnancy. Some women can experience health problems during pregnancy, for which a sympathetic approach is needed, and at some point, changes to work patterns including driving may be required.

The two main issues are the potential for fatigue and the ability of the driver to comfortably use the vehicle as the pregnancy progresses.

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