Risk analysis in the hairdressing sector: obstacles and online tool

On behalf of the Federal Public Service for Employment, Work and Social Dialogue, Prevent has developed an online risk analysis tool for the hairdressing sector. 


This has been done in close consultation with the social partners and other experts. The tool is based on the OiRA methodology. OiRA stands for Online interactive Risk Assessment (http://www.oiraproject.eu) and is promoted by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work as a simple electronic tool for identifying and evaluating the risks associated with a specific sector.

Prior to developing the tool, Prevent conducted research in hairdressing businesses employing fewer than 20 people in order to examine the obstacles, doubts and areas of reluctance with regard to the risk analysis, and to investigate all the factors that might encourage use of the tool.