OiRA – Online interactive Risk Assessment – is a web platform that enables the creation of sectoral risk assessment tools in any language in an easy and standardised way. It is developed and maintained by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) and it is based on the successful Dutch Risk Assessment instrument (called RI&E) which now exists in more than 172 sectoral variants, each tailor-made to the needs of its particular sector. The OiRA platform allows the creation of easy-to-use and cost-free online tools that can help micro and small organisations to put in place a step-by-step risk assessment process – starting with the identification and evaluation of workplace risks, through to the decision making and implementation of preventative actions, to monitoring and reporting.
The Online Interactive Risk Assessment, OiRA, is a fantastic initiative by EU-OSHA that will encourage micro and small enterprises in Europe to assess and manage occupational risks in a systematic way. Risk assessment is central to health and safety, and having readily available Online interactive Risk Assessment tools will help all types and sizes of organisations become safer places to work.