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 25 employees or less
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 website.
You have employees for at most 40 hours per week
You can use the (Dutch-language) Checklist Health Risks on Rie.nl to conduct the compulsory risk inventory and evaluation.