Health and Safety
Risks include the following.
Slips, trips and falls.
Lifting and carrying.
There are particular health and safety risks for pregnant women and those who are breastfeeding, over and above the normal range of risks for all staff.
Tiredness, eg due to long hours, can lead to premature birth.
Pregnant employees have lower tolerance to extremes of temperature and an over-warm working environment can cause dehydration which may affect the employee’s ability to breast feed.
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