The Commission organised a peer review meeting for web-based risk assessment tools, to facilitate mutual learning and discuss advantages and challenges of the different approaches. Participants from Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Norway, Slovenia, Portugal and Sweden gathered to discuss national approaches, many of them based on OiRA (Online interactive risk assessment) in the use of web-based tools for compliance with EU regulation for risk assessment.
The event was hosted by the Irish Health and Safety Authority. Ireland has already developed its own tool, the Business Electronic Safety Management and Risk Assessment Tool (BeSMART), to help businesses reduce unnecessary administrative burden of legislative compliance. BeSMART is part of the IRAT (interactive risk assessment tools) network, set up by EU-OSHA to improve communication and sharing of good practice between partners.