What is a functional capacity test and do I need one to work at Helping Hand? – Helping Hand

What is a functional capacity test and do I need one to work at Helping Hand?


What is a functional capacity test and do I need one to work at Helping Hand?

A functional capacity test is a physical assessment that measures your ability to cope with the physical aspects of a role. It helps us to make sure you can do the job safely, without risking personal injury. If you are applying for a role that involves direct care for our clients, you will need to undergo a functional capacity test if your application progresses. It involves various tests and observations relating to:

  • Physical strength
  • Stamina
  • Range of movement
  • Tolerance to functional activities such as lifting, carrying, etc

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