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Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) Assessment

Live Online

14 February 2023 - 15 February 2023


This course will equip you with the knowledge to help recognise, assess and reduce musculoskeletal disorder (manual handling and upper limbs disorder) risks in your organisation. Prevention and control of work-related MSDs is a major priority and as such HSE have published a suite of three simple, but effective risk assessment methods called:

  • the Manual Handling Assessment Charts (MAC tool - for lifting, carrying and team handling tasks)
  • the Risk Assessment for Pushing and Pulling (RAPP tool - for pushing and pulling tasks)
  • the Assessment or Repetitive Tasks (ART tool - for upper limb disorders)

They are designed to help you understand, interpret and categorise the level of risk of the various known ergonomic risk factors associated with manual tasks.

Learning Outcomes

  • Principles of MSDs
  • Understanding injuries
  • Common types of injuries
  • Legal aspects
  • Key risk factors
  • MAC, ART and RAPP Tools - using case studies to master the tools in the classroom
  • Key principles of good techniques
  • Control and reduction of risk

This course is designed for employers and employee representatives who intend to begin the process of MSD risk assessment and control within their companies. It will also benefit those already involved in MSD risk reduction who require more formal or in-depth training on the HSE assessment methods. By covering just the key methods of assessment (and not the legal framework or wider risk management approaches) delegates will be able to cover all the risk assessment approaches in a single day. Risk assessment is the cornerstone of risk management, so successful delegates will be enabled to support risk management in the key areas of ergonomics through the provision of accurate risk assessment and approaches to risk reduction.

Live Online Course Information

Our  live online training courses are taught in real-time, allowing you to have a direct dialogue with our experts, a high level of interaction with the other attendees and lots of opportunities to ask questions - just as you would in a real classroom.

All you will need is an internet-connected computer, laptop or tablet with a webcam and microphone. Before you book, you can check that you meet the  Zoom system requirements and run a diagnostic test to ensure the software is compatible with your firewall settings.

Printed course material will be delivered direct to your door, which also includes a little treat for you to enjoy on your coffee break!


£525 per person (includes course notes and certificate of attendance).

Book Course

Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit card at the time of booking.

This course can also be delivered in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704

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