HSE: NEW MSD Online Assessment Tool / Manual Handling Assessment Tool

11 November 2020

The latest online assessment tool in the range from HSE. Details below.

The new musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) tool is an all-in-one digital solution for the well renowned MAC tool. It has been designed to simplify the process of completing each assessment, with a logical step by step approach, saving your assessors time in populating and interpreting the results manually.

Employers and safety representatives can use the tool to assess the risks posed by lifting, carrying and team manual handling activities. The assessor can then understand, interpret and categorise the level of risk, and implement the appropriate control measures.

In addition, the assessment tool has automated management reports that include:

  • Tracking of assessments that have been completed
  • Identifies priority areas and tasks for improvement
  • Supports identification and common themes across multiple departments/sites/locations

Information about this can be found here: https://books.hse.gov.uk/MSD-Assessment-Tool/?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=