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Risk inventory and evaluation (RI&E)

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If you own a business in the Netherlands and you employ staff, you are obliged to conduct a risk inventory and evaluation (RI&E). You must make the RI&E available for perusal at a location accessible by employees.

The RI&E must be performed before the official start of your business. When carrying out an RI&E, you must check:

  • which risks you and your employees encounter;
  • what measures you have taken in order to prevent harm to your own health and that of your employees;
  • what measures you are planning to take (Plan van Aanpak).

Drawing up an RI&E

You have more than 25 employees

You must be assisted by a risk assessment officer when drawing up the RI&E. A certified health and safety officer must test the RI&E.

You have at most 25 employees

You do not have to have the RI&E assessed by a health and safety officer if you use a recognised RI&E-tool developed by your sector organisation. Several of these sector organisations offer their RI&E tool on their website. You can find your sector and RI&E using the (Dutch-language) Rie.nl websiteExternal link.

You have employees for at most 40 hours per week

You can use the (Dutch-language) Checklist Health RisksExternal link on Rie.nl to conduct the compulsory risk inventory and evaluation.

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