Designed for Employers and Worker Safety
As a new potential employee, there may be injuries or physical limitations that prevent an individual from safely performing the duties of his or her job.
Many companies are now choosing to have new potential employees undergo a Fit-For-Work test. This improves worker safety, reduces injuries and WCB claims, and maximizes productivity.
What is a Fit Testing?
A Fit Test consists of a series of assessments and physical tests designed to determine the capability of the candidate to safely perform the demands specific to the job they are applying for. Upon completion of the Fit Test, the employer is given a written report which outlines the performance capabilities as well as any limitations of the candidate demonstrated during testing. The report may also include workplace recommendations or restrictions.
The Fit Test is not designed to eliminate a candidate. A Fit Test is designed to provide the employer with more information, so to place the right candidate in the right job position. A Fit Test also allows the employee to recognize any physical limitations they may have, and how this could lead to physical harm, and, if applicable, to seek treatment before future injury occurs.
Eg. if an employee has a history of rotator cuff injury, a potential recommendation may be to avoid repeated reaching overhead, or certain positions of lifting.