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Pregnant and Breastfeeding Employees 

Risk Assessment

All pregnant and breastfeeding employees are strongly advised to report their pregnancy as early as possible to the Director of human resources so that a Pregnant Employee Risk Assessment can be carried out by the Health and Safety Office. 

Under the Safety, Health, and Welfare at Work Act 2005, and the Pregnant Employees Regulations 2007, a risk assessment of a pregnant employee's job or of a ’new’ mother (that is a woman who has given birth within the last six months and who is breast feeding) must be conducted to ensure any risk to the health and safety of the employee /unborn child is assessed and controlled. 

Click on the following link to download a copy of the MIC Risk Assessment for Pregnant Employees

Mother and Baby Room For Employees/Students

Mary Immaculate College recognises the importance and benefits of breastfeeding, and understands that many women will return to work or study while they continue to breastfeed. The College provides facilities for employees and students to accommodate breastfeeding mothers. The mother and baby room is located in Room 49 (Third Floor, Residents Block). The College is committed to providing mothers who are College employees with appropriate working arrangements and the support necessary to enable mothers in their employment, to balance breastfeeding with their work. A comfortable room with suitable furniture, a changing unit and a refrigerator is provided.

For additional information, please click on the following link:

Information For Staff  Students on Mother and Baby Room

Further Information

Additional information on the following related areas is available from the Health and Safety Authority Website.

  • Maternity Leave
  • General Application Regulations 2007, Part 6, Chapter 2, Protection of Pregnant, Post Natal and Breastfeeding Employees (the Pregnancy Regulations)
  • Pregnancy Risk Assessment
  • Hazards specific to Pregnancy
  • Hazards specific to Breastfeeding

Please click on the following link for related information: Pregnant at Work FAQ’s


Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick, Tel:+35361 204300  V94VN26

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