A Functional Capacity Assessment/Functional Capability Evaluation will measure an individuals physical abilities to perform a job role.
This assessment is a standardised method of assessment as used by Health Care Professionals, who are registered by the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council).
It is a process of assessment that allows for review of the medical history at the beginning of the assessment.
Individuals will then only perform tasks which are safe for them to do so, e.g. If an individual has knee issues, and cannot flex their knees in order to correctly manually handle an item from the floor, they will not be asked to perform any lifting from the floor as it would be unsafe for them to do so.
The assessment is therefore adapted to suit the physical abilities of the individual, whilst also testing their abilities.
It can also be adapted to collect information which is relevant to the tasks of the job. See our service Functional Capacity Evaluation.