NEW Musculoskeletal (MSD) Online Assessment Tool

Register for a live webinar demonstrating the MSD tool:

Thursday 8th July at 11.00am - sign up hereopens in new window

If these dates and times do not suit, please get in touch and we can arrange an alternative demo for you.
+44(0)1603 972999

MSD Tool overview

The MSD assessment tool is the latest tool in the range from the HSE. It combines the popular MSD assessment guides MAC, ART and RAPP and transformed 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, strenuous activities. The assessor can then understand, interpret, categorise and communicate the level of risk. 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 the results manually.

The tool also includes:

  • The option to tailor and set demographics to fit your company structure
  • The use of a bespoke mobile app to complete the assessments offline
  • An easy to use and fully GDPR compliant system that stores all tasks and assessments completed
  • Comprehensive report for the whole organisation so you can identify priority areas

Example images how the system displays:


Analysing the reports for effective risk management

Once assessments have been completed, the MSD Tool consolidates all the assessments in one central system, so they can be easily reviewed and analysed.


The report categorises the completed assessments, showing what the tasks were, e.g. lift, carry or team task, the locations for where the assessments were completed, the assessors within the organisation, and date stamps to see when they were completed. This enables central management to monitor those assessments and ensure they are being completed correctly.


Integrates the same structure used by HSE inspectors to prioritise tasks:

  • Actual risk of serious personal injury - critical
  • Significant / probable / substantial - high priority
  • Significant / possible / moderate - medium priority

This data enables organisations to focus their efforts on the highest risk activities first.

Common themes

The report outlines the most common risk factors associated with each type of manual handling task. This helps identify common themes across multiple tasks and empowers organisations to identify control measures that can reduce the overall risk factor.

Adaptable reporting

In addition to the organisation report, the system includes the functionality to filter based on the demographics or task. This helps to extract the reports and send them to managers responsible for health and safety at a local level, with details of the priority areas to be addressed.

Ultimately, the MSD Tool will save central management time and effort, and will help achieve a robust manual handling risk management programme.

Licence Pricing

These prices allow administrative and user rights to the MSD Tool (all prices are excluding VAT). For example, you could pay for 100 assessments and complete 50 MAC, 25, ART and 25 RAPP.

For those conducting more than 1,000 assessments per annum a price is available on request.

Licence Tier (Number of MSD assessments per year)Max. number of assessments per yearLicence Fee (excluding VAT) per yearMax. number of accounts* per year
up to 5050£4001

More information

MSD Tool Terms and Conditionsopens in new window

TSO HSE Tools Supplier Form (PDF 133KB)opens in new window

MSD Tool Help Section

Existing customer loginopens in new window

To enquire or purchase the full premium version

Confirm the number of the assessments you require per year and contact us for an official quote: