Functional Capacity Evaluations

What is a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)?

A Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is a set of physical tests and observations that are used to determine the injured worker’s capabilities and limitations.  The results can assist you in making informed decisions that are in the best interest of the worker and the workplace during the rehabilitation process.

How is an FCE useful?

A FCE can be used to determine an individual’s safe capabilities, to establish and monitor rehabilitation goals, and to aid return to work facilitation. Put simple, it helps take the guess game out of determining what the injured worker’s limitation are.

The key benefit of this type of evaluation is it provides clear and objective guidelines regarding an injured worker’s ability to carry out the physical components of their duties. They not only rely on observations made by the evaluator and reports made by the worker during the assessment, but also the physiological response of the worker.

The WorkHab® Model

HV WorkSAFE uses the WorkHab Functional Capacity Evaluation model. This is an internationally recognised evaluation tool that enables a licensed evaluator to objectively measure, determine and report on the functional abilities of an individual.

Find out further by visiting the WorkHab International website http://www.workhab.com/

Contact Hunter Valley WorkSAFE for more information or to book an appointment.