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Are you a newsagent and/or a tobacconist owner?

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:

→ An occupational risk assessment specific to newsagent.

→ Risk prevention proposals dedicated to tobacconist.

→ Integration of risks related 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 29 occupational risk situations classified into 6 work units:

  • Sales / Collection
  • Shelving
  • Receiving goods
  • Cleaning of premises
  • Working environment
  • 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 awkward postures when stocking shelves: Staff responsible for stocking shelves in newsagents regularly have to work in awkward postures. There are two types of awkward posture: kneeling (e.g. to put away newspapers and/or magazines on the lowest shelves of the display rack) and forced stretching (e.g. to put away newspapers and/or magazines on the highest shelves of the display rack). The risks involved in adopting the crouched or forced-extension position depend mainly on the exposure time. The longer a person remains in one of these positions, the greater the risks. What's more, having to repeat these postures a large number of times over a short period of time is an additional risk factor. The squatting position will mainly generate muscular pain in the hips and joint pain in the knees. The forced-extension position generates muscular pain in the calves and joint pain in the ankles. Over the long term, these positions are conducive to the onset of various musculoskeletal disorders, such as spinal pathologies.


  • The danger of prolonged standing at the sales and checkout counters: Checking out customers at the newsagent's counter involves a major daily postural constraint: having to remain in a prolonged static standing position for the entire shift. This is compounded by the fact that the tobacconist's movements are deliberately compact, with the various displays placed very close together for greater speed. At the tobacconist's cash desk, the tobacconist will adopt a prolonged static standing position on a daily basis, as it is impossible to change working position to remain efficient. If the tobacconist's business peaks, exposure to risk is further increased as more customers wait to be served. This makes it more difficult to rotate tasks or take a break. Prolonged standing and trampling can lead to sore feet, swollen legs, varicose veins and general muscle fatigue throughout the body. This is usually accompanied by pain in the lower back, neck, shoulders, hips, knees or feet. It can also lead to long-term osteoarticular problems.


  • The danger of potential verbal aggression from customers: Tobacconist staff are sometimes at risk of verbal aggression from customers, particularly if they are dissatisfied with the service. The causes of dissatisfaction can be numerous: waiting time deemed too long, irritation caused by losing a game of chance, etc. Repeated verbal aggression can lead to a feeling of resignation and fear among staff, which can lead to psychosocial problems. We can never predict with any certainty how customer relations will develop, but escalating a customer's provocations usually leads to a worsening of the situation. Even if it's not easy, it's better to defuse the situation by showing empathy. The main risks are damage to psychological health: stress, anxiety, loss of self-confidence, lifestyle disorders (insomnia), increased risk of attraction and dependence on psychotropic substances offering comfort (medication, tobacco, drugs), even Burn-Out.




_ 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.



_ "Example risk assessment for a convenience store/newsagent" by Health and Safety Executive.

Health and Safety Risk Assessment - Newsagent Tobacconist

£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

  • | Risk assessment consulting firm

    | Covering over 100 industry sectors

    | Over 1,000 clients worldwide

    | Nearly 100% satisfaction rate

    | Attentive to your challenges

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

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Jean Claude Parmentier

"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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