NEW MSD Online Assessment Tool / Manual Handling Assessment Tool


Register for a live webinar demonstrating the MSD tool:


Wednesday 17th February at 1.00pm - sign up hereopens in new window

Tuesday 9th March at 3.00pm - sign up hereopens in new window

Thursday 15th April at 10.30pm - 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.
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The latest online assessment tool in the range from HSE. 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

Example images how the system displays:


The management report has been designed for organisations with multiple departments and/or sites to enable the person responsible for Health and Safety to view all of the assessments in one place. This will help to understand priority areas, while reducing the administration burden to compile each individual assessment.

An example online assessmentopens in new window

An example of the MSD tool report (PDF 247KB)opens in new window

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

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Demonstration




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Full Premium Version v Free Single Assessment Version


MSD ToolsFree Single AssessmentFull Premium Version
GDPR CompliantYesYes
Fully Secure ISO27001 (data stored in the UK)YesYes
AssessmentFree Single AssessmentFull Premium Version
Built in easy to follow processYesYes
Suggested control measures based on scoresYesYes
Emailed copy of completed assessment YesYes
Assessment mobile compatible via browserYesYes
Assessment via mobile app (offline mode) -Yes
Organisational set demographics-Yes
Personalisation including company logo -Yes
Administration portalFree Single AssessmentFull Premium Version
Set up multiple assessments -Yes
Shared and linked accounts-Yes
Set up organisational demographics -Yes
Ability to download raw data -Yes
Auto reportFree Single AssessmentFull Premium Version
Auto report with priority/focus areas -Yes
Ability to filter auto reports by demographics-Yes
Ability to download and share auto reports-Yes
Ability to access and save individual assessments -Yes

Licence Pricing


These prices allow administrative and user rights to the MSD Tool (all prices are excluding VAT).

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
51-100100£7751
101-200200£1,5002
201-300300£2,1753
301-400400£2,8005
401-500500£3,2505
501-10001,000£4,8755
1000+TBA£POATBA


Further reading


The Manual Handling Assessment Charts (MAC) INDG 383 is a tool designed to help users identify high-risk workplace manual handling activities. Employers and safety representatives can use the tool to assess the risks posed by lifting, carrying and team manual handling activities. It will help understand, interpret and categorise the level of risk of the various known risk factors associated with these activities using a numerical and colour coding score system.

The Assessment of Repetitive Tasks (ART) INDG 438 is designed to help risk assess tasks that require repetitive moving of the upper limbs (arms and hands). It helps you to assess some of the common risk factors in repetitive work that contribute to the development of upper limb disorders (ULDs).

Risk Assessment of Pushing and Pulling (RAPP) INDG 478 will help you identify high-risk pushing and pulling operations and check the effectiveness of any risk-reduction measures.