Risk Assessment and Evaluation (RAE, or RI&E in Dutch)

The Risk Assessment and Evaluation (RAE), in Dutch also known as the RI&E, is a mandatory tool for employers to promote health and safety in their company. Every company with employees must determine if and how the work could be dangerous or unhealthy for the employees. The Dutch Labour Inspectorate checks whether the RAE is up to date, complete and assessed.

Mandatory for all employers

As such, the risk assessment is mandatory for all employers (with the exception of independent contractors). The Action Plan is a mandatory part of the risk assessment under the Dutch Working Conditions Act.

The law stipulates that your RAE is assessed by a certified occupational health and safety service/expert. Companies with fewer than 25 employees that use an accredited RAE tool do not have to have their risk assessment approved.

The risk assessment must be up to date at all times. In the event of organisational changes, you will have to update your risk assessment.

RAE by ArboNed

An ArboNed Risk Assessment and Evaluation ensures that you meet your statutory obligation and that the working conditions in your company are in order.


Download RAE fact sheet

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Success story from practice

‘Thanks to the RAE, we have all the safety risks mapped out,’ says Frans Kalkhoven of Toyota Material Handling. ‘What is very important is that you create sufficient support on the shop floor for safety. So make sure people stay engaged. Communicate well about it.’ Watch the interview here:

Good to know

Want to find out how you recoup the costs of the Risk Assessment and Evaluation? Watch the video by 'Steunpunt RI&E' here: