RI&E: identify and tackle all current risks at your company
Entrepreneurs are exposed to risks in many areas. We at Venrooy know that and you, as an entrepreneur, will undoubtedly be aware of that too. After all, risks are part and parcel of entrepreneurship. It is important that a company has a clear overview of all the risks and actually addresses them. That is why, since 1 January 1994, all employers with staff have been obliged to carry out a risk inventory & evaluation (RI&E) in accordance with the Working Conditions Act. An RI&E is not all that difficult to do, but it is incredibly important. It underpins a company's working conditions policy and plays an important role in ensuring employees’ health and safety. It is precisely for this reason that Venrooy conducted an RI&E to identify all the risks within the company and their possible effects. This way, we can take the right measures to eliminate these risks – such as the use of personal protective equipment (e.g. protective clothing) and clear machine instructions for employees. Start the winding machine selection tool
Inventory & evaluationAn RI&E starts with an inventory of all risks within the company. Compile a list of all the risks to make this inventory. Think about all types of risks:
- Physical/ergonomic risks such as lifting, tasks that require strength or standing for long periods of time, screen work and vibrations.
- Safety and environmental risks such as risk of falling, risk of cuts, hazardous substances, noise and working in hot or cold temperatures.
- Psychosocial risks such as work pressure, stress, irregular working hours and aggression at work.