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OiRA tool for electrical work is a great tool for general risk assessment when doing electrical work. This tool is mainly focused on basic electrical work and is designed for small or medium sized companies. This tool does not replace more complex risk assessments for bigger or more complex projects were there are very high safety standards. But it´s a great tool as a basic risk assessment for companies without access to any risk assessments. This project is a collaboration between Rafmennt and the Administration of Occupational Safety and Health in Iceland. All hints regarding this tool can be sent at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lift installation and maintenance
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.
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.
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 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.