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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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12/12/2016
Car repair
Portugal
Portuguese

Car repair

The automotive repair sector is distributed throughout the country and it is mainly made of micro and small companies. It is also a sector very relevant in economic and employment terms. This tool covers the main hazards/risks in the various work areas, including reception, auto mechanics, work on the bodywork, tire replacement and service station. It also addresses the problems associated with emergencies, as well as structural/environmental hazards/risks and occupational safety and health management in the company. 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 company.
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08/11/2016
Car repair
Latvia
Latvian

Car services

This tool is intended to companies engaged in car repair and car maintenance activities. This sector is characterized by multiple risk factors such as: working in car pits, hand injuries, welding spray and various harmful effects of chemical substances, noise, dust, work in awkward postures, heavy object lifting and moving, etc. It starts with the identification of hazards and assesses the level of risk, then it allows end-users to choose the most suitable preventive actions to eliminate or reduce risk. Do not forget to implement the proposed preventive measures! The tool includes tips on ergonomics, work equipment, personal protective equipment, etc. They allow employees to protect from accidents resulting from slipping, reduce the load for the back and joints, as well as to introduce the main principles of fire protection and so on. This tool is an easy way to improve working conditions for workers in car repair shops. Using this tool can contribute to keep them healthy, motivated and with good work ability.
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15/12/2016
Car repair
Slovenia
Slovenian

Car services

Tool OiRA meant for car service includes service maintenance work, repair, and cleaning of vehicles. Work usually takes place in remote workshops or in services of car manufacturers and craftsmen. In addition to usual tools this particular OiRA tool also consider risk within the car body shop activities, work with clients, and field work – car-tow service. From counted working tasks come many risks for workers that are connected with: work in nature (microclimate, dust, noise, paint and fuel fumes), dealing with vehicles, work with elevators, work with dangerous substances, etc. The purpose of online tool OiRA for car services is, for the employer and employee to be reminded of risk, danger and proposes of eliminate these risks. OiRA tool encourages employees to collaborate with employers, report their thoughts, proposals/initiatives how to improve working place, and sharing advices with others.
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30/09/2016
Woodworking
Slovenia
Slovenian

Carpentries

The woodworking industry has one of the highest rates of accidents in the manufacturing sector. The reasons are largely the result of workers interacting with various sets of tools and equipment. Carpenter work requires normal physical and mental capability with an emphasis on skills of hands and fingers, muscle sensitivity and pressure sensation on feet, hands and fingers. Carpenters work with the coordination of hands and fingers and must be able to concentrate in dangerous situations with a rapid understanding and reaction to signals and sounds. Occasionally, they work at height and in forced positions. Because of the potential harm caused by excessive noise, dust, fumes, glues, paints, thinners and hardeners periodic medical check-ups are required. The OiRA tool for carpenters deals with general risks with an emphasis on chemical safety and the safety of work equipment - machinery and equipment (maintenance of machines, control systems, etc.). This risk assessment contains proposed solutions to reduce or eliminate the risks. All requirements, listed in the OiRA tool, are linked to legislation.
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01/11/2014
Catering
Cyprus
Greek

Catering

Catering is the business of providing food service at a remote site or a site such as a hotel, public house (pub), or other location by an outside licensed and insured restaurant and /or catering operation. Food is prepared, transported, set out and/or served by the vendor’s employees. This tool aims to help identify and assess the risks in which workers in the catering services are exposed. Questions are grouped by subject and provide advice for improvement.
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09/11/2016
Catering
Greece
Greek

Catering

Occupational risks in the catering services industry are mainly associated with physically demanding work, prolonged standing and static postures, repetitive movements of the upper limbs and manual transport of loads. It is also associated with working in kitchens with hot surfaces, using knives, sharp instruments, cutting machine, workers' movements, and slippery floors. Other risks at the workplace are associated with long working hours and over exposure to high and low temperatures, high levels of noise, chemical cleaners and various harmful biological factors. The psychosocial risks due to increasing work demands, irregular schedules and regular contact with customers are also very important. The OiRA tool is intended primarily for micro and small enterprises in the sector. The use of the tool by businesses is expected to shape the health and safe conditions at the workplace, to improve the level of protection for workers, as well as to support the efficiency and competitiveness of the industry at the same time.
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12/12/2016
Catering
Portugal
Portuguese

Catering

The catering sector is distributed throughout the country and it is mainly made of micro and small companies. This sector has a significant economic and employment importance, especially in the more touristic areas or in those where the concentration of economic activity is greater. This tool deals with the main hazards/risks in the various work areas, from food reception to the dining room, through the kitchen and canopy. It also addresses the problems associated with emergencies, as well as the structural/environmental hazards/risks and occupational safety and health management in the restaurant. 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 restaurant.
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01/09/2015
Catering
Iceland
Icelandic

Catering

The tool is a risk assessment tool for restaurants and canteens. The tool is designed for small and medium enterprises, for 50 employees and fewer. The tool is easy to use, free and open to all. The tool sets out proposals and examples of improvements in the working environment. There are also references to laws and regulations and the number of images for explanation. The tool evaluates the risks for you and to write a final report. The tool has seven main sections. There are reception and storage resources, Kitchen, Catering and Services, raised and cleaning, Apparatus, Morale and Stress and safety efforts.
Restauration traditionelle
17/10/2016
Catering
France
French

Catering sector

This tool is intended for traditional restaurants: the content is based on the INRS brochure "Traditional catering, occupational risk prevention" (ED 880). It was developed jointly by prevention organisations (INRS, CARSAT ...) and actors from the sector (professional organisations ...).
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02/09/2016
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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