The Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) assessment tool is the
latest tool in the range from HSE Publications and Products. It
combines the popular MSD assessment guides MAC, ART and RAPP and
transforms them into an all-in-one digital solution.
Employers and safety representatives can use the MSD tool to
easily assess the risks posed by physical and strenuous work
activities. Assessors can then understand, interpret, categorise
and communicate the levels of risk present in routine tasks.
It has been designed to simplify the process of completing each
assessment, with a logical step-by-step approach, saving assessors
time in populating the results manually.
An increasing number of organisations, both in the UK and
overseas, are proactively using the MSD tool to measure and gain a
deeper understanding of their workers' health and wellbeing.
Trusted and used by organisations of all sizes across various
industry sectors, the MSD tool has garnered widespread adoption.
Customers consistently report significant benefits from using the
tool including enhanced employee engagement and commitment to
health and safety, a notable reduction in workplace accidents, cost
savings and the demonstration of effective leadership.
One such organisation is Spire Healthcare. Spire is a top
employer in the UK's private healthcare sector. Known for their
supportive work environment and focus on professional growth, Spire
employs over 15,000 people, including 8,000 healthcare
Each year, Spire completes around 100 MSD assessments and wanted
to streamline and expedite the process in order to make the manual
handling assessments conducted by their manual handling trainers
quicker and easier.
Spire chose the new HSE MSD digital tool to do this.
They quickly found that the online MSD tool was an excellent
resource to utilise with trainers who, after some initial training,
found the tool easy to use and understand. The tool assisted
trainers in completing assessments and it generated valuable
recommendations to mitigate any risks identified.
Since implementing the MSD tool, Spire Healthcare has
experienced significant benefits.
The tool has enabled them to effectively track trends related to
MSDs and implement control measures to reduce accidents and
incidents. They described the tool as 'massively helpful' in
achieving these outcomes.
Overall, the online MSD tool has proven to be a valuable asset
for Spire, aiding in the management of manual handling assessments
and the reduction of associated risks.
Based on this positive experience, Spire has no hesitation in
recommending this tool to other organisations with similar
Their spokesperson explains, 'The HSE MSD tool is easy to
use, easy to understand and supports trainers in completing
assessments and giving out recommendations'.
To find out more or to purchase a licence to use the tool, visit
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org