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Groups of People at Risk

The list below details the main groups of people at risk from hazards that may be present in an office environment. This is not an exhaustive list but only a starting point to help risk assessors for the purpose of risk assessment.
A
  • Alcohol users
B
  • Blind and partially sighted people
C
  • Call centre workers
  • Catering staff
  • Children
  • Cleaning staff
  • Color blind
  • Company car drivers
  • Computer users
  • Contractors
D
  • Deaf and hard of hearing people
  • Delivery drivers
  • Diabetics
  • Drivers
  • Drug users
E
  • Emergency services
  • Employees
  • Elderly people
F
  • Facilities staff
  • Fire marshals
  • First aiders
  • Foreign workers
G

H
  • Home workers
I
  • Inexperienced
  • IT staff
J

K
  • Kitchen staff
L
  •     Lone workers
M
  • Mail room staff
  • Maintenance staff
  • Members of the public
  • Men
N
  • Neighbours
  • New and expectant mothers
  • New starters
  • Newly trained staff
  • Non-employees
O
  • Office workers
P
  • Pedestrians
  • People with allergies
  • People with asthma
  • People with cancer
  • People with disabilities
  • People with epilepsy
  • People with heart conditions
  • People with medical conditions
  • People returning to work after long term illness
  • People taking medication
  • People sharing your workplace
  • People who have recently undergone an operation
  • People who cannot read or write
  • People whose first language is not English
  • Post room staff
  • Pregnant women
Q

R
  • Reception staff
S
  • Security staff
  • Service engineers
  • Shift workers
T

U
  • Users of display screen equipment
V
  • Visitors
  • Volunteers
W
  • Women
  • Work experience
X

Y
  • Young workers
Z