The Health and Safety Executive has published a new version of the Assessment of Repetitive Tasks of the Upper Limbs (ART) Tool (INDG438) on its webpage. This tool is designed to aid in assessing the risk attributed to repetitive moving of the upper limbs (arms and hands) of the body.
Features of the tool
The tool can help identify common factors which increase the risk of causing the development of upper limb disorders (ULDs).
The tool itself is aimed at those in charge of designing, assessing, managing and inspecting any repetitive work processes. It will help employers reduce the risk by introducing measures to manage and control ULD risk factors. The guide has :
- a flow chart
- a task description form
- a sheet
for scoring the task to determine the resultant risks.
For more information
Please note :
The cover page has erroneously not been updated and should read ‘Published 10/15’. HSE will correct this error in due course.
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