Physical Capability Assessment

A physical capability assessment (PCA) is a virtual fitness to work assessment designed to help understand what an employee can and can’t do in relation to their physical health.

What is a Physical Capability Assessment?

A physical capability assessment (PCA) is a virtual fitness-to-work assessment designed to help understand what an employee can and can’t do in relation to their physical health. The employee completes a video-based health interview followed by a physical assessment where they are asked to complete a range of movements, strength tests, and functional tests.

From the assessment, the PCA enables us to give insight into what activities they can manage at work and any adjustments, modifications, or support that may be required to help them return to work duties.

These assessments are useful for employees who are struggling to stay at work or are off sick from work and need a return to work-plan. They are a great option for those who do not require a full Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE).

Questions a Physical Capability Assessment can 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?

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