The company - specialised in manufacturing sensor technology for industrial applications - used to carry out statutory risk assessment by means of inspections, with the help of checklists. Changing working conditions meant that these risk assessments were no longer adequate. The company wanted to include the thorough assessment of both physical and mental strain at work by a ‘holistic risk assessment’ that was based on the new in-house health promotion policy. It was intended to be carried out by (and include) all stakeholders in the company. It was guided and evaluated by experts from a university. The aim of the project was to identify mental strains at work, without neglecting the physical workload and accident prevention aspects, and to come up with adequate measures to eliminate or reduce existing risks.