This guideline enables occupational health professionals to provide consistent evidence based advice to pregnant women who are exposed to hazards at work. It focuses on lifting/handling, heavy physical work, prolonged standing, long working hours and shift work.

Full guideline (2009)

Healthcare professionals leaflet (2009)

Employers leaflet (2009)

Employees leaflet (2009)

In addition, a series of concise guidance leaflets was issued in February 2013. These provided advice to women with healthy, uncomplicated, singleton pregnancies on the effects of:

Heavy lifting

Heavy physical work

Long working hours

Prolonged standing at work