MusculoSkeletal Disorders Group

    The Musculoskeletal Disorders Group (MSDG) is a specialist subgroup reporting to the Rail Wellbeing Alliance (RWA). The MSDG provides evidence based best practice and guidance to the railway industry to facilitate the prevention and management of MSDs, enabling workers to live full and productive lives throughout their entire career.


    MSDG is involved in engaging with business leaders and providing guidance and best practice information on how work tasks effect employees musculoskeletal fitness. This takes into consideration the ongoing effects of past practices, present and future activities.

    The MSDG recognises that employees with ‘work relevant’ musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) should be better supported through effective management of musculoskeletal health. By taking a work relevant approach, the focus shifts away from looking solely at things like job design and musculoskeletal health hazards that can be controlled in the workplace.  Instead, this approach allows for reaching further and thinking about home life too, and how both need to be considered. This work relevant approach aims to enable our workforce and highlight the importance employers and employees sharing joint responsibility in managing musculoskeletal health.

    Message from the chair

    To follow shortly.


      Chair of committee: Neil Boyd , Transport For London (TFL)
      RSSB main representative: Jordan Smith , Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      Other Members
      Other members
      Nic Bowler
      Office of Rail and Road
      Office of Rail and Road
      Andrew Adams
      SPL Powerlines UK Ltd/Power & Infrastructure Resourcing Ltd
      Emile MacDonald-Williams
      Govia Thameslink Railway
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Michelle O'Sullivan
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      Simon Ellison
      Costain Limited
      Infrastructure Contractor
      Andrew Hudd
      Aslef Trustee Company Limited
      Trade Union
      David Hitchcock
      Neil Boyd
      Transport For London (TFL)
      Jordan Smith
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      Christine Kinloch
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      Alyna Jones
      London & South Eastern Railway Ltd
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Anthony Benneh
      West Midlands Trains Ltd
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Claire Sallis
      Alstom Transport UK Ltd
      Mick Jackson
      DB Cargo (UK) Limited
      Freight Company
      Ian Strudley
      Balfour Beatty Rail Limited
      Infrastructure Contractor
      Do you need to get in touch with this group?
      Contact our Assistant Strategy Implementation Manager for questions about the next meeting or about vacancies within this group.
      Christine Kinloch
      Tel: 020 3142 5571
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