396. Risk assessment in respect of new or expectant mothers; and protective measures.

396.     Risk assessment in respect of new or expectant mothers; and protective measures.

Where the persons working in an undertaking include women of child-bearing age1 and the work is of a kind which could involve risk2, by reason of her condition, to the health and safety of a new or expectant mother3, or to that of her baby, from any processes or working conditions, or physical, biological or chemical agents4, the required risk assessment5 must also include an assessment of such risk6.

Where, in the case of an individual employee, the taking of any other action the employer is required to take under the relevant statutory provisions7 would not