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Are you a hardware store manager?

In search of a health and safety risk assessment tailored to your activity?

Do you need a pre-filled assessment to save you hours of work?

Want to be in compliance with safety regulations?


Our Health and Safety Risk Assessment is designed to meet your needs with:

→ A professional risk assessment totally specific to hardware stores.

→ Risk prevention proposals dedicated to hardware stores.

→ The integration of risks linked to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.


All this in an easily editable Excel format, allowing you to make personalized updates on your own.




This 5-page Excel file includes:

  • A Cover Page
  • A Company Information page
  • A presentation of the Risk Assessment Methodology used.
  • An occupational risks assessment tailored to your sector of activity.
  • A risk prevention schedule with all the different safety measures.

It contains 32 occupational risk situations classified into 6 work units:

  • Receiving goods
  • Product shelving
  • Collection
  • Customer contact
  • Store cleaning
  • Work premises


☑ Complies with the employer's obligation to assess risks

(Regulation 3 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulation 1999)

☑ Adheres to the General Principles of Prevention

(Schedule 1 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulation 1999)

☑ Takes into account good practice and pitfalls in risk assessment

(Report RR151 from the Health and Safety Executive)




  • The danger of manual handling when stocking shelves: Stocking shelves in a hardware store involves a great deal of manual handling. This is because the various products have to be put on the hardware store shelf one by one, by hand. What's more, some products can be stocked in large quantities, particularly liquid products such as paints, which are generally sold in multi-kilogram jars. Risks associated with manual handling are present whenever we have to handle products packaged in large quantities, or heavy, cumbersome unit products (e.g.: stepladders). Several other criteria increase the risks: long handling distances, difficulty in moving around the hardware store (steps to climb, cluttered area, etc.), and above all, the way loads are carried (good/bad posture).


  • The danger of falling from heights when shelving products: In the store, it may sometimes be necessary for hardware workers to use a means of access at height. This is particularly the case when it's necessary to arrange products on the store's highest shelves, when the racking is inaccessible from a standing position. As soon as a person no longer has both feet on the ground, he or she is liable to fall from a height, with potentially serious consequences. The risk of falling from a height is particularly high when using a means of access at height that has not been designed for this purpose, such as traditional office furniture like tables, chairs, etc. If you're using a means of access at height that has not been designed for this purpose, the risk of falling from a height is particularly high. If you're using a height access device designed for the purpose (step stool, stepladder), you still need to place it on a perfectly flat surface and unfold it completely to ensure its safety. Possible damage caused by falls from height includes impact with the floor, furniture, an object located below, or a person present in the store (employee/customer). This can result in contusions, fractures, internal and/or external haemorrhaging, cranial trauma that can plunge the person into a coma, irreversible damage (e.g. spinal column leading to quadriplegia) or even death.


  • The danger of cleaning up chemical spills: For hardware store personnel, it may be necessary to clean up spills of products sold in the store. There are several possible scenarios: a customer spills a liquid product (e.g. a can of paint) and it starts leaking, a deliveryman pierces a container with the forks of his handling equipment, etc. The risks are present in the event of skin contact with the spilled product. Risks are present in the event of skin contact with the product, but also in the event of inhalation of vapors. The pictograms on the container provide information on the dangerousness of the products: irritant products harmful to health (SGH07 pictogram: exclamation mark on the bottle), toxic products (SGH06 pictogram: skull and crossbones), CMR Carcinogenic and/or Mutagenic and/or Reprotoxic products (SGH08 pictogram: bust of a person). Not wearing PPE when cleaning up product spills increases exposure to risks. Skin contact with chemicals can cause allergenic reactions, burns and skin irritation. Inhalation of volatile product vapors can cause immediate effects such as headaches and dizziness. It can also be accompanied by respiratory ailments such as asthma, or a sensation of respiratory discomfort.




_ We're registered as Professional Risk Prevention Consultants.

_ Our team comprises graduate safety engineers.

_ Our documents are routinely checked by safety inspectors.

_ We frequently update our Occupational Risk Assessments.



_ "Safety in DIY/Builders Suppliers" by Health and Safety Executive.

Health and Safety Risk Assessment - Hardware Store

£70.00 Regular Price
£59.50Sale Price
  • | Complies with regulations

    | Refund within 48 hours if not satisfied

    | Includes COVID-19 risk

    | 100% complete, with all your risks

    | 100% editable thanks to the Excel format

    | Includes risk prevention measures

    | Includes a risk prevention schedule

    | Consulting Engineer at your service

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    | Covering over 100 industry sectors

    | Over 1,000 clients worldwide

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average rating is 4.1 out of 5, based on 19 votes, (Évaluations Clients)

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"The document, of high quality and customizable, is an excellent starting point for a topic that often takes up a lot of time. Thank you also for listening to our needs and the customer follow-up!"

"High-quality service at a very competitive price - the company fully adapted to my business and its multiple risks. This document was also reviewed by the labor inspection, which approved the quality of the work. I recommend."

I recommend the occupational risk assessment documents for their ease of use (Excel workbook) and the relevance of risks listed by profession.

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