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Pregnancy risk assessment(3 Posts)
I'm currently 20 weeks pregnant. I work in a busy hospital outpatient department that involves lots of pushing patients in wheelchairs, moving heavy equipment, collecting big volumes of patient files and working one late shift a week (8.30 until 6pm- but more tha likely later as can't leave until the last patient leaves the department- this has been know to be 7pm and later)
My boss has known I am pregnant since I was 4 weeks. Our policy states that i am to have a risk assessment. I got to nearly 19 weeks without even an initial risk assessment and I had to find the form and email it to my boss asking for the risk assessment. After the initial risk assess, I am due follow up assessments at 20 weeks, 26 weeks and 34 weeks. My initial risk assessment was started but has not been finished.
I've told my boss that I am struggling with the long day to which she basically shrugged her shoulders. I've now asked for a referral to occupational health to be assessed by them.
Has anyone else experienced anything similar?
hi. phone occy health yourself, explain your situation, they will have to se you and your manager has to complete the initial risk assessment, it's no good if its not finished.
Agree with PP. self refer to OH. Once they have responded in writing it will be difficult for your manager to ignore. Get the risk assessment done. Keep HR informed if you are not satisfied with manager response.