The Maternity and Pregnancy Toolkit has recently been updated by Canavan Byrne. The update includes a COVID-19-Inclusive Pregnancy Risk Assessment. Services need to ensure Pregnancy Risk Assessments are regularly reviewed and updated to identify new possible risks to employees. It should currently include reference to COVID-19 and possible risk relating to it.
Similarly, it should outline any additional safety measures on offer in your service to further minimise risk of COVID-19 transmission. This includes additional PPE, exemption from handovers and/or cover practice, smaller pod allocation and maximising use of the outdoors.
Services should aim to carry out one risk assessment per trimester and keep communication regular and consistent with pregnant employees. Ensure that the risk assessment is signed by both manager and employee after each assessment is carried out and place a copy of the assessment on the employee’s file. In addition, the pack now also includes a ‘Lift Smart’ Visual Aid Poster. This poster should be on display in your service and is relevant to both expectant and non-expectant staff.
What is the Maternity and Pregnancy Toolkit?
- Dealing with pregnancy
- Expectant parents
- Maternity, Paternity, Parental and Adoptive leave
- Post maternity employment issues
- Force Majeure
The pack includes all the necessary forms that staff members need for notification of maternity, paternity, paternal, parent or Force Majeure Leave. It also includes policy documents for Maternity Leave, Paternity Leave, Parent’s Leave, Parental Leave and Breastfeeding. In addition, it includes the newly updated Risk Assessment Sheet and Lift Smart Poster as per above.
Please note that this is a downloadable product. As soon as your order is placed you will receive an email instantly from the Early Years Shop. The email will provide you with a link to your product. All files have an expiry of 15 days so please ensure that you download immediately upon receipt. Once downloaded you can begin to use all documents immediately. Some documents may need minor edits to suit your own service requirements.
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