The University has arrangements in place for when a member of staff becomes pregnant and for when she returns to work.
As soon as the member of staff becomes aware she is pregnant she should advise Human Resources. Human Resources will arrange with the Head of School / Director of Service to carry out a short risk assessment to identify if there are any additional work risks arising from the pregnancy and to put control precautions in place should they be required.
Prior to carrying out the risk assessment, the Head of School / Director of Service should read the booklet 'New and Expectant mothers at work (available from Safety, Environment and Continuity).
The member of staff should read the HSE leaflet - New and Expectant Mothers Who Work
Risk Assessment Form for New and Expectant Mothers
Pregnant worker rest rooms and nursing mothers room
Please note, our pregnant worker rest rooms and nursing mothers room are temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. We hope to open the rooms again soon.