Pre-Employment Assessment

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Article by John Miller

Pre-Employment Functional Assessment

Is Your Potential Employee Fit to Work?

pre employment functional assessment

Pre-employment assessment are now commonplace to ensure that you are not risking injury to your future employees or even those employees returning form 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. In simple terms, we can assess whether your employee is a high or low risk of work injury. 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 roles 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
    • Lifiting
    • Reaching
    • Squatting
    • Stairs and ladders
  • Manual handling
  • Cardiovascular fitness test

To discuss your pre-employment needs including drug and alcohol testing, please contact PhysioWorks.

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