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Leading logistics firm, Turners (Soham) Ltd, describes HSE’s MSD tool as ‘very simple to use’

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The Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) assessment tool is the latest tool in the range from HSE Publications and Products. It combines HSE's 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 of these organisations, Turners (Soham) Ltd, is a well-established logistics and transportation company, employing over 4,000 people in the UK.

The Challenge

Turners are known for their commitment to excellence and the company offers a dynamic and supportive work environment. They complete around 50 MSD assessments each year and recognised that a standardised approach to managing MSD risks to inform their risk assessments would provide greater consistency.

Turners found the ideal solution in the new HSE MSD digital tool and made the decision to use it as the preferred method of conducting their MSD risk assessments.

The Outcome

Commenting on their experience, the Health and Safety Manager at Turners found the online MSD tool 'very simple to use' and it 'can quickly provide insight into areas of risk'.

This has been of particular benefit to Turners, who report that the tool 'has helped identify key aspects of risk that should be addressed through preventative or mitigation measures'.

The Solution

By using the tool to address such risks, other organisations can enhance their operations and reduce overall risk levels.

In fact, Turners encourage other organisations to 'give it a try' because of the user-friendly nature of the tool and its ability to identify risks in businesses with similar challenges.

To find out more or to purchase a licence to use the tool, visit or email:

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