Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs)

Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs)

Micro and small enterprises (MSEs) interested in using a tool or learning more about OiRA in their country/sector

Risk assessment

Risk assessment is the process of evaluating risks to workers' safety and health from workplace hazards. It is a systematic examination of all aspects of work that considers:

  • what could cause injury or harm;
  • whether the hazards could be eliminated and, if not;
  • what preventive or protective measures are, or should be, in place to control the risks.

For more information on risk assessment please visit the risk assessment page


The OiRA tools enable micro and small enterprises to carry out risk assessments. The tools are easy-to-use, free to download and can be easily accessed by clicking on the relevant link below. Most tools are developed for a specific sector or subsector but some are also based on specific risks or activities, like psychosocial risks or working in confined spaces or on roofs.

OiRA Tools


Partners’ contact/webpage

To find the OiRA partner in your country please click on the link below.

OiRA national partners

How to use OiRA

To begin your first risk assessment, search for the tool of your interest by choosing the respective country and sector/activity on the OiRA tools page. Note: While the OiRA partners continue to develop new tools, not all sectors are covered in all partner countries. When you have found a tool of your interest, click on “Start the risk assessment”, you will be requested to create an OiRA account - this is a simple and quick process. Registering allows you to simply log in at any time to continue previous assessments or to start new ones.

Videos and promotional material of interest

EU-OSHA and other EU stakeholders have created practical resources including videos and infographics to more traditional case studies and presentations for the promotion of OiRA. All the materials can be downloaded for free here. National material can be found on the respective webpages of the national OiRA partners.

Links to other practical EU-OSHA resources

The materials available here have been created by EU-OSHA and other EU stakeholders and include everything from videos and infographics to more traditional case studies and presentations. All the materials can be downloaded for free. For national OiRA materials, please check the OiRA partners´ websites.

Data protection information

The purpose of the processing operation of your personal data is the creation of and log-in to your OiRA (Online interactive Risk Assessment) account, the creation of risk assessments, action-plans and reports. Email addresses might be used for the sending of newsletters (if the option has been selected by you). The OiRA application is an instrument put at your disposal by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA).
For more information on data protection, please visit our Data Protection page.