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HSE’s ‘Risk-reduction through design’ Award

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 consider how ergonomics–based design changes can reduce the risks of work related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and nominate design changes that have made a real impact.

Award winner and nominations for 2017

The winner for 2017 was Freyssinet UK.

The winner and commended nominations were announced at the MSD Summit on 21 March. Details of these can be viewed on the posters on this page.

The nominations demonstrate how design-led changes can reduce the risks of work related MSDs. The commendable features included:

Make a nomination for 2018

You can nominate design solutions implemented in Great Britain during the 2018 calendar year that have demonstrated how they’ve reduced MSD risks for workers.

We welcome in-house or consultant-led design changes but businesses should make the nominations, not the designers.

Design solutions that have or can reduce MSD risks for the greatest numbers of workers will obviously be attractive, but we don’t discourage novel, innovative or niche solutions. We want to inspire others to think more actively about design-based solutions, and that will be the judges’ main criteria.  

Businesses should submit nominations on no more than 2 sides of A4. 

Tell us:

If you’re in contention for shortlisting, we’ll ask you for further details.

Please submit your nominations by Wednesday 31 January 2019 to