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Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)

A Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE), also known as a Fitness for Duty Assessment (FFD) assessment is a series of standardised tests used to assess a worker’s functional capacities for work. The aim of the evaluation is to determine a worker’s abilities over a range of physical demands in order to facilitate his or her functional recovery. At Bodycare we work with our partners to deliver customised FCE which include task specific measures to ensure that employee is physically fit to perform their task.

Completion of a FCE is recommended when information is required about a worker’s functional abilities that is not available through other means. It is suggested that wherever possible a FCE should reflect a worker’s capacity to perform the physical activities that may be involved in jobs that are potentially available to the worker.

Our Functional Capacity Evaluation is an objective assessment of a person’s ability to perform the essential physical demands of a job and is widely recognised as an important part of injury prevention process.

 

An FCE or FFD may be used as a source of information for:

Developing return to work programs
Communicating relevant information to involved parties including the worker, treating personnel and employer
Reporting key observations in relation to appropriate and inappropriate activities and behaviours
Making recommendations about interventions such as safe manual handling and other actions which will facilitate return to work
Assessing the worker’s capacity to meet the physical demands of specific duties when other sources do not provide this information. It is noted that a work trial is often the most valid test of a worker’s capacity
Specifying duties including proposed return to work duties or different duties

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