Risk Inventory and Evaluation
A safe and healthy work environment begins with identifying risks. A risk inventory and evaluation (RI&E) maps these risks per faculty, institute, service or department. In addition to an inventory and evaluation of risks, an RI&E also contains an action plan. This allows us to reduce risks and bottlenecks.
Priorities in the investigation
An RI&E investigates all health and safety risks. The most important risks at Leiden University include
- Physical circumstances, such as screen work or lifting heavy objects
- Psycho-social circumstances, such as workload, intimidation or bullying at work
- Dealing with biological and hazardous substances
The investigation procedure
We apply the following guidelines when conducting an RI&E investigation:
- The investigation takes place at least once every five years.
- In the event of changes in the organisation, building renovations and changes in the primary process, we conduct a new or additional investigation.
- The organisational unit is responsible for conducting its own RI&E, in cooperation with the prevention officers and in consultation with the Health, Safety and Environment (HSE/VGM) department.
- The RI&E is concluded with a written report.
- The Health, Safety and Environment (HSE/VGM) department makes sure the RI&E is reliable and complete and whether or not recent findings regarding working conditions are incorporated.