Functional Capacity Assessments

A specialist provider of physical capability assessments and functional capacity evaluations within the insurance and occupational health sector.

What is a Functional Capacity Assessment?

A Functional Capacity Assessment (FCA), sometimes called a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is an in-person assessment (typically at your place of work).

It assesses physical impairments against a set of standardised testing protocols to get data-driven information. This gives us insight on how that individual manages physical activities, compared to others, as well as matches them against what they are required to do for tasks associated with their role.

It helps to identify functional limitations and barriers that may be impacting an individual’s ability to work.

We can then provide effective guidance on what work modifications and services could be considered to support them in reaching their full potential and returning to work.

These assessments are often required for individuals with health conditions who may be struggling at work or those who are on long-term sickness absence. For example; bone, joint, or muscle injuries, serious injury, neurological ill-health (i.e. stroke, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, brain injury), following surgery, long covid, and many other conditions.

Our team of specialist assessors have decades of experience and advanced skills in contemporary Occupational Health strategies to ensure they get the right support to help them safely return and manage at work.

These assessments are useful for employees who are struggling to return to work and a Physical Capability Assessment (PCA) is not in-depth enough.

Questions can a Functional Capacity Evaluation answer: 

  • Is the employee fit for work?
  • Are there any work factors contributing to their health?
  • Will the employee be able to give reliable and consistent attendance?
  • Are any work adjustments recommended?
  • Is the employee considered under the scope of the equality act?
  • Does the employee require any treatment?
  • Are any risk assessments recommended?

Making a referral

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