Health and Safety

Risks include the following.

  • Slips, trips and falls.

  • Lifting and carrying.

  • Machinery.

  • Vehicles.

  • Power supplies.

  • Tools.

  • Flammable substances.

  • Noise.

  • Vibration.

  • Pressure systems.

  • Asbestos.

  • Radiation.

  • Hazardous substances.


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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