ART stands for the Assessment of Repetitive Tasks (ART). The ART tool was developed by the Health and Safety executive, to help individuals and organisations assess the risks of undertaking certain types of upper limb tasks.
Why should you use it?
If you require your employees to regularly complete upper limb tasks, you can use the ART tool to identify which tasks carry the greatest risk of injury. Following this, the tool will help you develop ways to reduce this risk and ensure you meet the minimum legal Health and Safety requirements as an employer.
How does the ART tool work?
The great thing about the ART tool is that it is very easy to use. ART incorporates a traffic light coding system and a numerical scoring system to highlight the level of upper limb risk for a number of different factors that have been categorised into 4 groups.
How long does it take to use the ART tool?
Because the ART tool is very simple and easy to use, it does not require a lot of training in order to be able to use it effectively. If you are interested in learning how to use this tool, please visit the HSE website ART walkthrough page where you will be able to access a walk through tutorial.