About RAMP - Risk Assessment and Management Tool for Manual Handling Proactively
RAMP is a tool to support the assessment and management of Musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) risks in manual handling jobs. It is research based and has been developed in Sweden, in close co-operation between researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology and practitioners at companies in a project financed mainly by AFA Insurance and the participating companies.
A digitalized version of the RAMP tool is available for download free of charge.
Note! Excel 2010 or newer versions of Excel is needed for using the RAMP tool.
RAMP consists of four modules:
- The checklist-based RAMP I for screening of MSD risks
- RAMP II which enables a more in depth analysis
- The Results module for presenting, visualising and communicating the results
- The Action module, supporting the development of risk reducing measures and systematic risk management
Project Manager: Linda Rose (PhD), Associate Professor in Ergonomics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden