New & Expectant Mothers at Work


This online New and Expectant Mothers at Work Training course is designed for the use of both employers and employees alike. It covers all the information they need to know about returning to work after pregnancy. 

The CPD Accredited training course can be completed in just 50 minutes and provides the user with a printable certificate upon completion of the end-of-training test.

Learning Outcomes

In this course you will learn:

  • The types of risk assessment that should be performed for people who are expecting.
  • How to perform a risk assessment for people who are expecting.
  • The rights and regulations of maternity and paternity entitlements.

Course Contents

This course consists of three sections:

Section 1: risk assessments for new and expectant mothers

Section 1 looks at the two types of risk assessment that should be completed to ensure the health and safety of new or expectant mothers. The generic risk assessment that covers all employees must also take into account new or expectant mothers, even if there aren’t any within the company. A second risk assessment must then be completed ‘after notification’ that an employee is pregnant.

Section 2: workplace risks

Section 2 discusses the details of what to include in a risk assessment for new and expectant mothers. This includes physical, chemical and biological hazards that could affect either mother or unborn child, and considers general working conditions, such as work hours and environment, and any travel expectations.

Section 3: equality and employment law

The third and final section of this course explains the legal rights under the Equality Act 2010 relating to maternity and paternity, such as pay, time off, redundancy, and procedures for returning to work. This includes information about adoption and surrogacy arrangements.

About the Course


The New and Expectant Mothers at Work Training course explains the ways in which an organisation can prepare for the needs of new parents. Around 350,000 women in the UK work while pregnant each year, around 250,000 choosing to return to work after the baby is born, and a significant number choose to share parental leave with a partner so that policies need to be in place whether or not there are new or expectant mothers in your workplace.

The first two sections of this course focus on health and safety, and how to prepare risk assessments that ensure legal compliance. The third section looks at the legal rights of new and expectant mothers with regards to their pay, leave and working conditions.

Available in 31 languages, the course takes around 45 minutes to complete.


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