Pre-Employment Assessment

Pre-Employment Assessment


Article by John Miller


Pre-Employment Functional Assessment

Is Your Potential Employee Fit Work?

Pre-employment assessments are now commonplace to ensure that you are not risking injury to your future employees or even those returning from injury.

Pre-employment functional assessment or FCE (Functional Capacity Evaluation) provides you with a comprehensive array of information relating to a potential employee’s physical strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness. We can assess whether your employee is at a high or low risk of work injury in simple terms. It also helps your employee to understand if they can perform the tasks required within a job role. It may also assist you with matching a worker to a suitable task or role within your company.

A pre-employment functional assessment can be used in conjunction with a pre-employment medical assessment undertaken by a doctor.

PhysioWorks can provide you with generic or specific pre-employment assessments depending on your needs.

A work fitness assessment usually involves an examination of:

  • Overal posture & postural fatigue
  • Range of joint movement and muscle flexibility
  • Strength and endurance
  • Movement technique & quality:
    • Bending
    • Lifting
    • Reaching
    • Squatting
    • Stairs and ladders
  • Manual handling
  • Cardiovascular fitness test

To discuss your pre-employment needs, including drug and alcohol testing, don’t hesitate to get in touch with PhysioWorks.

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