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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Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Iceland

Icelandic

Agriculture

The primary purpose of the Icelandic version of the agricultural OiRA tool is to help farmers to improve their working conditions and minimise risk at the farm. It is easy to use, free and open to all.With OiRA, users get a tool in their hands that helps them to assess the risks in their own work environment. The tool evaluates the risks and returns the results in a report that is only to be seen and used by the farmer or workers at the farm.The tool sets out proposals and examples of improvements in the working environment. There are also references to laws and regulations, number of images for explanation and links to more informative material.Emphasis is placed on fire and accident prevention and handling of machines. Health factors are assessed and risk by infectious diseases is discussed. The general condition of the farm is assessed since it is a part of potential risk factors which have to be taken into consideration. Also included are tips for prevention of accidents related to work with animals, reduce workload on back and joints and instructions to eliminate fall risks.Proper health and safety risk assessments done with the Oira tool, can prevent many accidents and help the employer to find proper solutions.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Portugal

Portuguese

Agriculture

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.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Lithuania

Lithuanian

Agriculture

The agricultural sector is one of the most dangerous sectors having high figures on accidents at work. Accidents often occur due to inappropriate machinery, unprotected parts of the machinery, not preventing workers from entering hazardous areas etc. Employees assigned to work with agricultural machinery are often not trained properly about safety and health at work and are not aware of the safety and health requirements set by the equipment manufacturer for the operation of the equipment. in addition people working in the sector are facing risks related to dealing with dangerous substances, high physical workload because of manual handling, etc. Proper health and safety risk assessments done with this tool, can prevent many of these risks and help the employer to find proper solutions.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Latvia

Latvian

Agriculture

This tool deals with agriculture which can be characterized by a huge amount of various risk factors - contact with animals, work with heavy agricultural equipment, exposure to various chemicals, seasonal work, prolonged working hours 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. Also included are tips for prevention of accidents related to work with animals, reduce workload on back and joints, implement fire safety principles and eliminate fall risks. This tool is an easy way to improve working conditions of agricultural workers.  Using this tool can contribute to keep them healthy, motivated and with good work ability.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Bulgaria

Bulgarian

Agriculture - Crop production

The tool covers the following modules: OSH Management; Work premises and flooring; Electrical safety; Emergency management and fire safety; Physical and chemical factors of the working environment; Work with hazardous substances; Biological agents in the working environment; Factors of the work process; Fixed work equipment and high-risk equipment; Operation of mobile agricultural machinery and self-propelled machinery; Warehouses and handling operations; Internal company transport; Outdoor activities; Work in explosive atmospheres; Work in greenhouses; Repair and maintenance of agricultural machinery, plant and motor vehicles; Working with mechanical, agricultural and motor-operated electric tools; Work with bees; Office work.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

France

French

Fishing

The tool has been developed and published by the French Maritime Prevention Insitute.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Latvia

Latvian

Forestry

This tool is intended to companies working in the forestry sector. The sector is characterized by a high proportion of serious and fatal accidents. Besides there are plenty of other risk factors to consider such noise, vibration, unfavourable temperatures, climate changes, painful postures, heavy physical load etc.The tool starts with the identification of hazards and assesses the level of risk. Following that it guides the user to choose the most suitable preventive actions to eliminate or reduce the identified risks.The tool includes tips on ergonomics, work equipment, personal protective equipment, etc. It allows employees to be protected from accidents resulting from falling trees, to decide on measures to reduce the load on the back and joints, to minimise the risk of hearing loss due to high noise levels, as well as to introduce the main principles of fire protection and much more.This tool is an easy way to improve working conditions in any company working in the forestry sector. Using this tool can contribute to keeping workers healthy, motivated and with good work ability.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Bulgaria

Bulgarian

Forestry

The tool covers the following modules: OSH policy; Work equipment; Safety during logging and other forestry activities; Fire safety;  Factors of the working environment; Organisational aspects of the work process; Psychosocial risks; Office work.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Belgium

Dutch

Landscape service activities

OiRA landscape service activities has been developed for and by the sector. The tool is adapted to the specific characteristics of the sector, such as the  work site, dealing with machinery, exposure to dangerous substances and other specific activities.Apart from the risk assesment itself, there a lot of tips on ergonomics, work organisation, personal protection equipment etc. The tool contributes to better working conditions in the sector which will lead to healthier and more motivated workers. 

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Belgium

French

Landscape service activities

OiRA landscape service activities has been developed for and by the sector. The tool is adapted to the specific characteristics of the sector, such as the  work site, dealing with machinery, exposure to dangerous substances and other specific activities.Apart from the risk assesment itself, there a lot of tips on ergonomics, work organisation, personal protection equipment etc. The tool contributes to better working conditions in the sector which will lead to healthier and more motivated workers.