Activity 5: Manual dexterity

Activity 5 is defined in regulations as - 

Manual dexterity.

Activity 5 assesses hand and wrist function  in relation to the ability to press a button or turn pages in a book with either hand.


The descriptor relating to Activity 5 is -

Cannot press a button (such as a telephone keypad) with either hand or cannot turn the pages of a book with either hand.


See also section of the DWP’s Work Capability Assessment handbook: for healthcare professionals.

Case law

The Upper Tribunal is yet to publish any significant case law in relation to Activity 5.