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OiRA Tools

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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Hairdressers & beauty salons

Hairdressers and beauty salons

The new OiRA tool for the „Hairdressers and beauty salons“ has been developed and published in Lithuania. The tool is created for all companies and self-employed persons, that provide hairdressing and beauty services to the society. The tool covers the main risks at work, such as chemicals, cosmetics, electronic devices, skin irritation, slips and trips, ergonomics, personal protective equipment etc.
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Food production & sale


The OiRA tool for bakeries has been developed to help small and medium-sized enterprises whose economic activity is 'bakery and flour products' to asses the risks at their workplaces. The tool helps to identify the hazards faced by employees who work in these economic activities, including work equipment, hazardous and dangerous materials, hot surfaces, manual handling of loads, etc. Preventive measures are also proposed that may help eliminate or reduce the risk to an acceptable level. With the help of the OiRA tool, employers will be able to assess the occupational risks posed by the risks faced by employees and to create a work environment that is safe for workers and does not harm their health.
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Hotels restaurants catering
EU level

Hotels and restaurants

The HORECA sector (hotel, restaurant, café) encompasses a wide variety of workplaces and workers from this sector are exposed to a series of occupational hazards. The most important risks relate among others to slips and trips, burns, hazardous substances and stress.Occupational safety and health (OSH) management is essential not only to create healthy workplaces but also to reduce costs and other negative consequences of work related accidents and sick leaves. Risk assessment is the cornerstone of OSH management and helps employers to identify the risks and take appropriate measures.Therefore, the Social Partners of the European HORECA sector, EFFAT (European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions) and Hotrec (Association of Hotels, Restaurants, Pubs and Cafes) have developed together an OiRA tool to support small and medium sized companies in the proper management of occupational health and safety risks.The tool has been developed at EU level and serves as a basis when developing an OiRA HORECA tool at national level. Useful information on how the EU directives have been transposed into all national legislations can be found on the website of EU-OSHA. 
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Agriculture, forestry & fishing


The agricultural sector has high levels of occupational accidents throughout the Portuguese territory, consisting mainly of small farms. Accidents generally occur due to improper machinery, unprotected moving parts, overconfidence of operators, lack of proper training and disregard for the correct use of safety devices and safety instructions provided by manufacturers. In addition, workers in the sector are subject to various risks related to the lack of use of appropriate protective equipment, the handling of hazardous chemicals, high physical effort and adverse environmental conditions, among others. Correct risk assessment of existing hazards using this tool can prevent many of them and help the employer implement the appropriate solutions for their elimination / control.
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Motor vehicles, repair & related activities

Vehicles repair

This tool helps to identify and evaluate the occupational risks in repair, maintenance, painting and cleaning of vehicles. This sector is characterized by multiple risk factors such as: working in awkward postures, dealing with car elevators and heavy object lifting and moving, dealing with dangerous substances, such as chemicals, dust etc., being exposed to noise, dust and many more. Vehicles repair garages can find here an easy and straight forward way to do their risk assessment for the protection of their workers, in compliance with the requirements of the applicable national OSH legislation. The tool starts with the identification of hazards and assesses the level of risk. Following that it allows companies to choose the most suitable preventive actions to eliminate or reduce risk. These preventive measures include tips on ergonomics, work equipment, personal protective equipment, accidents resulting from slipping, the load for the back and joints, the emergency situations etc. The use of the tool improves the OSH working conditions for workers in the vehicles repair garages and contributes to keep them healthy, motivated and with good work ability.
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Educational Establishments

This on-line, interactive Risk Assessment tool, by covering a broad range of educational institutions from primary school to secondary education, helps to identify and assess occupational risks of those working in educational institutions and to determine the appropriate measures to eliminate or control them properly. The tool is primarily meant to prevent any accidents and work related health conditions of the teachers in compliance with the applicable national OSH legislation but it also covers other professions working in educational institutions, such as care takers, cleaning personnel, canteen workers, etc. In addition, it is ensuring the safety and health of pupils/students who are present on a daily basis in the school environment and due to this fact, the pedagogical dimension of the tool is of high importance, for the development of an OSH education and the fostering of an OSH risks prevention culture not only among the teachers but among the current pupils/students, the workers and employers of tomorrow.
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Electrical & related works

Installation and maintenance of elevators

Installation and maintenance of elevators is work that goes along with high demands and responsibilities as well as hazards such as working in confined spaces, working on electrical installations, dealing with heavy objects etc. This tool is meant to support micro and small enterprises in the sector in the identification of health and safety risks during elevator maintenance and installation. It allows companies to choose the most suitable preventive and protective actions to eliminate or reduce them. These preventive measures include tips on ergonomics, work equipment, personal protective equipment, etc. The tools helps employers to comply with the requirements of the applicable national OSH legislation and to protect their employees through a process of continuous improvement of their implementation. The tool covers risk factors related to the work of the office staff on the premises of the company, the technical staff involved in the installation and maintenance of elevators both within the company premises and the workplaces of third parties (customers), as well as to the operations of the subcontractors providing specific services.
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Educational establishments

The tool is suitable for educational staff in a wide variety of educational establishments, such as pre-school educational establishments, schools, training schools and universities. People working in the sector are facing risks related to dealing with a lot of different psychosocial risk factors, such as third party violence, bullying and high workload, ergonomic risk factors, e.g. related to standing/seated work and many others as well as other physical risks such as exposure to noise. The tool 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.  Also included are measures for prevention. This tool is an easy way to improve working conditions of teachers.
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Public/passenger transport

Buses and coaches

The passenger road traffic tool has been created by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health together with social partners: The Finnish Bus and Coach Association, Employers' Federation of Road Transport, Transport Workers’ Union AKT and The Centre for Occupational Safety. The tool is meant for micro and small bus and coach companies to help them managing successfully occupational safety and health risks in their daily work.
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Live Performance

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 tool covers, 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. The tool is focused on venues such as opera houses, theaters, etc. that are hosting different live productions.