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The E in TILE is for the environment in which the task is being undertaken. When assessing the environment, it is important to establish if it has an uneven, damaged, unstable or slippery floor. If there are differences in floor heights or levels of the floor. Are there any space constraints that could restrict movement and lead to bad posture? Is the ventilation or lighting poor? Will there be any extremes of hot or cold or humid working conditions? Or maybe the outside weather or wind could also affect the task itself? Ways of controlling risk relating to the work environment include removing obstructions and reducing or removing any space constraints.

Floors should be even and repaired. Adequate lighting and ventilation should always be provided. Work equipment and personal protective clothing should be included in the risk assessment to make sure that they are provided as necessary, fit for purpose, tested regularly, and utilized. The way in which work is organized should also be considered. Significant findings of the risk assessment should be documented. And the risk assessment should be kept up to date. It should be referred to as a working document, and not one that's filed away and forgotten about. It should also contain a review date to ensure it's kept up to date. However, if there are any accidents, changes in practices, procedures, or any new information is received, the assessment should be reviewed at the time, rather than waiting for the review date. Finally, as far as reasonably practicable, all risks must be reduced or eliminated.