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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Food production & sale, Wholesale & retail trade

France

French

Bakeries

Food production & sale, Wholesale & retail trade

France

French

Butchers

Wholesale & retail trade

Cyprus

Greek

Commercial shops

Safety and health and risk prevention at work are not only legal obligations but also a business necessity. They safeguard and protect workers' safety and health and the viability of the business. It is always very important to assess the risks and take appropriate preventive and control measures to avoid accidents and health problems. This tool helps identify and evaluate working conditions in small commercial shops. Questions are grouped by topic and advice is given to improve workplace conditions.

Wholesale & retail trade

Greece

Greek

Commercial shops

This tool has been developed to help owners of small commercial shops to assess the safety and health risks in their business. It also guides the user to setting up an action plan by deciding on measures to eliminate or mitigate the identified risks. The user is supported in this process by plenty of tips and proposals given within the tool. The tool is an easy way to improve working conditions of workers in shops.  Using this tool can contribute to keep them healthy, motivated and with good work ability.

Wholesale & retail trade

Slovenia

Slovenian

Commercial shops

Due to a long-term standing work or incorrect sitting position, shop workers are often exposed to orthopedic injuries after only a few years of their professional practice. In the long term their health might be affected by repetitive movements influenced by stacking items on the shelves and lifting heavy weights. Improper working techniques and a poor ergonomically designed working environment are among the factors that aggravate the already burdened occupations. The ongoing work with customers and psychosocial risks (excessive workload, shift work, poor communication, sexual harassment, violence, third parties adn so on) can often lead to employees' burnout or depression. The OiRA tool for shop workers deals with general and specific risks at work. This risk assessment contains proposed solutionsto reduce or eliminate the risks. All requirements, listed in the OiRA tool, are linked to legislation.

Wholesale & retail trade

Latvia

Latvian

Commercial shops

This tool deals with different types of shops. It can be used by rural single small shops in the countryside as well as so-called chain shops and shops located in big shopping malls. It starts with the identification of hazards and assesses the level of risk, then it helps end-users to choose the most suitable preventive actions to eliminate or reduce risk. Also included are tips for ergonomic workplaces, main principles of fire safety and evacuation, advice for manual lifting of heavy weights as well as safe principles working with cash and valuables in order to reduce thefts etc.  This tool is an easy way to improve working conditions of workers in shops.  Using this tool can contribute to keep them healthy, motivated and with good work ability.

Food production & sale, Wholesale & retail trade

France

Fish shops

Food production & sale, Wholesale & retail trade

Czech Republic

Czech

Small shops

Wholesale & retail trade

France

French

Small shops (non-food products)

This tool is intended for small businesses from the non-food retail sector. It was developed jointly by prevention organizations (INRS, occupational health services) and actors from the non-food trade (professional organizations).

Wholesale & retail trade

Lithuania

Lithuanian

Wholesale and retail of non-food products

Wholesale and retail sales of non-food products is a complex economic activity because  a variety of lifting equipment for heavy loads is used in this sector and so on. This OiRA is developed specifically for those companies which carry out both  wholesale trade in warehouses and retail sales in sales markets. It is obvious that the retail trade is a less dangerous activity, because lifting equipment are less frequently used. However, the manual handling of loads is classified as hazardous work and may affect the health of workers and the various spinal diseases because of the lifting heavy loads.