A work fitness assessment (otherwise known as a pre-employment functional capacity evaluation, or musculoskeletal assessment) provides comprehensive information relating to a potential employee’s physical strength and cardiovascular fitness to understand if they can perform the tasks required within a job role.
A potential employee’s ability to effectively meet specific job requirements is fundamental in ensuring their health and wellbeing, as well as optimal productivity levels for an employer.
Used in conjunction with an employment medical assessment, a work fitness assessment can assist in the appropriate selection of new employees. The information gathered is unquestionably valuable in assessing higher risk employees where issues such as BMI, previous injury and degenerative factors may be present, or when the job role is considered medium or above in physical demand.
A work fitness assessment can also provide you with objective information regarding an employee’s capacity for work, and assist with matching a worker to a suitable task or roles.
Jobfit also tailors work fitness assessments in conjunction with a job analysis or job dictionary where a more tailored approach specific to the requirements of a job role is required.
A work fitness assessment usually involves an examination of:
- Range of movement
- Back fitness
- Bending / stooping
- Manual handling
- Stability of joints and general flexibility
- Cardiovascular fitness test
Where cardiovascular fitness is not a requirement of a job role, Jobfit can conduct a musculoskeletal assessment or back fitness assessment in conjunction with a pre-employment medical assessment.
For more information about our work fitness assessment, contact us.