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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Hotels restaurants catering

Cyprus

Greek

Cafes and restaurants

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 restaurants and coffee shops. Questions are grouped by topic and advice is given to improve workplace conditions.

Motor vehicles, repair & related activities

Finland

Finnish

Car and heavy duty vehicles repair and maintenance

This OiRA tool covers the main hazards and risks in car and heavy duty vehicles repair and maintenance. It’s been created for micro and small companies operating in this sector to help them managing their occupational safety and health risks. The content of this tool has been created with joint effort by the national OiRA partner the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, the Finnish Central Organization for Motor Trades and Repairs, the Employers' Federation of Road Transport (ALT), the National Emergency Supply Agency (NESA)/Land Transport Pool, the Industrial Union, the Trade Union Pro, the Transport Workers’ Union AKT and the Centre for Occupational Safety.

Construction & maintenance, Woodworking & related activities

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.

Hotels restaurants catering

Malta

English

Catering

This OiRA tool focuses on the most common occupational health and safety hazards facing workers in the catering industry, such as manual handling, posture, catering equipment / tools, work environment, psychosocial risks e.g. due to increasing work demands, irregular schedules and regular contact with customers. The tool will help users to identify the risks in one’s company and offers measures to deal with them. This generic OiRA tool is intended for micro and small enterprises engaged in the catering sector.

Hotels restaurants 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.

Hotels restaurants 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.

Hotels restaurants 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.

Hotels restaurants 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.

Cleaning services

Czech Republic

Czech

Cleaning

Cleaning services

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.