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The OiRA sectoral tools provided here are to enable micro and small enterprises to carry out risk assessments. The tools are free to download and can be easily accessed by clicking on the relevant link. Each link is accompanied by a short description of the tool and the name of the OiRA partner who developed it. Tools can be searched by country, language and sector.

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30/09/2016
Working in offices
Slovenia
Slovenian

Working in offices

Like any job, working in an office environment can be dangerous. Statistics show that even in offices many workers can be injured or get ill. Risks are mainly due to an inadequate working environment, improperly installed work equipment and the like. Working with computer equipment is increasingly complex and often beyond normal working hours. This tool addresses the general risks at work in the office does not deal with various specific features which are associated with different working and organizational procedures.
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17/04/2018
Working in offices
Malta
Maltese

Working in offices

Working in offices
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09/11/2016
Working in offices
Greece
Greek

Working in offices

Working in offices
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12/12/2016
Working in offices
Portugal
Portuguese

Working in offices

Working in offices has a wide scope and covers companies from the tertiary sector, as well as from the secondary sector and even the primary sector. This tool deals, among others, with the main hazards/risks in the various work areas; from standing or sitting postures to the use of computers, printers/photocopiers and guillotines. It also addresses the psychosocial and stress risks to which workers might be exposed, the problems associated with emergencies, as well as structural/environmental hazards/risks and occupational safety and health management. The tool allows an assessment of existing risks, suggests measures to be implemented to control these risks and produces an action plan that users can adopt in order to manage health and safety in their office.
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23/03/2018
Cleaning
EU level
English

Cleaning

This tool deals with general office cleaning. Office cleaning is performed in different work environments in various kinds of buildings. Therefore the types of risks to which cleaning workers are exposed are also specific to the premises they work in. Should the risk assessment be carried out in offices located in specific premises like laboratories, hospitals, etc. additional risks would need to be considered (for instance exposure to biological risks, radiations, etc.). This tool has been developed at EU level and may serve as a basis when developing an OiRA cleaning tool at national level. This implies that specific changes are needed for national adaptions (e.g. national legislation). The solutions the tool offers are meant to be understood as suggestions.
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18/12/2017
Hairdressing
EU level
English

Hairdressing

'OiRA Hairdressers' has been developed under the supervision of the EU social dialogue partners: Coiffure EU, employers, UNI Europa Hair & Beauty and trade unions. The content of the tool is based on European legislation and particularly on the provisions of the European framework agreement on the protection of occupational health and safety in the hairdressing sector. This tool has been developed at EU level and may serve as a basis when developing an OiRA hairdressers tool at national level. This implies that specific changes will be needed for national adaptions. The solutions the tool offers are meant to be understood as suggestions.
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06/09/2016
Live performance - venues
EU level
English

Live performance - venues

The Live Performance sector encompasses artistic productions and workplaces with a great diversity of elements to be considered in relation to occupational health and safety. The tools cover among other things the technical elements in relation to set, rigging and stage; the special elements, stunts and artistic performance activities on the stage; the chemical and hazardous substances used in special effects; frequent high noise levels; and the presence of an audience. Considering these risks, it's clear that a sector-specific risk assessment is vitally necessary to prevent accident and injury. There are two different OiRA tools, one focusing on productions and the other on venues. The Live Performance Venue Tool is focused on venues such as opera houses, theaters, etc. that are hosting different productions.
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01/07/2016
Live performance - productions
EU level
English

Live performance - productions

The live performance sector encompasses artistic productions and workplaces with a great diversity of elements to be considered in relation to occupational health and safety. The tools cover among other things the technical elements in relation to set, rigging and stage; the special elements, stunts and artistic performance activities on the stage; the chemical and hazardous substances used in special effects; frequent high noise levels; and the presence of an audience. Considering these risks, it's clear that a sector-specific risk assessment is vitally necessary to prevent accident and injury. There are two different OiRA tools, one focusing on productions and the other on venues. The Live Performance Productions Tool also includes also the cooperation between the production and the different venues hosting productions when going on tour.
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30/01/2018
Private security
EU level
English

Private security

Private security guards are involved in preventing all types of risks and in serving the security of people, premises, processes, and goods. At the same time they are exposed to many risks, such as slips, trips and falls and violence of all types to only name the most frequent ones. The tool covers five different areas: commercial manned guarding, mobile patroling, event security, airport security and maritime security. The tool is highly adaptable and gives the choice to companies to repeat each of these areas for every single location/event where private security has been contracted. The tool has been developed by the EU social partners and needs to be adapted at country level to ensure that it includes the respective legislative information on national level.
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01/11/2015
Sports - active leisure
EU level
English

Sport sector - active leisure

The active leisure sector comprises two sub-sectors - fitness and outdoors, and they are part of the broader sport sector. The fitness sector uses qualified instructors and trainers to deliver diverse, structured exercise programmes that help people of all ages and abilities to improve their health, muscle and cardiovascular endurance, coordination, balance, agility and flexibility. Fitness programmes also build a feeling of individual wellbeing that establishes and helps to maintain a healthy balance of mind, body and spirit. The outdoor sector uses outdoor related activities (mountain biking, canoe, rafting, horse riding, … etc.) as the basis of delivery of a recreational or personal development service. Outdoor providers do not generally offer competitions, which are therefore not included in the tool. The outdoor sector uses qualified instructors to deliver outdoor activities in a context of fun, recreation, tourism, outdoor learning or engagement with the natural environment. The tool does not cover high risk activities such as climbing, diving, surfing etc. since these were considered to be very specific and as such, need to go along with very specific health and safety measure, that couldn't be covered within the current approach. Aspects such as work performed outside normal working hours, part-time or temporary contracts, or volunteer work as well as free lancer work are included in the tool.

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