WorkHab Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE’s)
These evaluations can be used as a return to work tool and as a pre-employment assessment tool.
An FCE is a systematic process of measuring, recording and analysing an individuals ability to perform purposeful activities in response to broadly defined work demands or projected vocational status.
The main benefits of using the WorkHab FCE are:
- The use of “capacity profiling” which incorporates physiological performance, standardized testing procedures, and clinical objectiveness, while allowing the client to perform activities in a safe situation.
- Provides an overall comparison of tasks over time from a physiological perspective.
- A maximal capacity is considered essential in order to qualify the evaluation. The WorkHab FCE ensures that this maximal capacity is the individuals safe capacity for that particular work task.
- The individuals capacity for endurance over an eight hour (or other time as specified) period, either for specific tasks or for general body positions or loads.
A full FCE involves approximately 3 hours of testing of up to 15 different postural and dynamic tasks. A detailed report analysing the results as well as the provision of the results is usually available within 24 hours of testing. POA.
A pre-employment FCE involves approximately 2 hours of testing. A detailed report analysing the results as well as the provision of the results is usually available within 24 hours of testing. POA.