Risk reduction through design award

This award showcases the important contribution that good design changes can make to reduce the risks of  developing or worsening musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the workplace.

Businesses of all types and size, and from across all sectors, are encouraged to get involved. The focus in on design solutions that reduce workers risk from MSDs.

Learn more about our ‘Risk reduction through design award’

In this video, we explain how HSE’s ‘Risk reduction through design award’ inspires employers to think about how design changes in the workplace can reduce the risks of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Learn more about the award, previous winners and how to make a nomination.


Recognising design innovation that improves workers’ lives

The ‘Risk-reduction through design’ Award is sponsored by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF).

We want to inspire businesses to firstly consider how ergonomic-based design changes can reduce the risks of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), and secondly, to nominate design changes that have made a real impact.

HSE’s message continues to be that risks from MSDs must be controlled and that all employers should eliminate or reduce these risks at source where possible

Details of the award winner and commended entry can be found on the HSE website here.