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Employee Physical Abilities Testing and Screening

Preventable injuries create unnecessary costs

Did you know there is typically one workplace injury for every two minutes worked?1 Those are costly statistics when you consider rehabilitation, recruiting, and employee training.

We can help you avoid hiring your next injury. If you require employees to do physically demanding work, our physical abilities testing determines if they’re physically able to perform the job.

Physical testing tailored to the demands of the job

We don’t believe in a one-size fits all approach that uses a limited set of standard physical testing protocols. We tailor our testing protocols to specific job requirements. And all testing is performed by health care professionals, with one-on-one supervision to reinforce safety.


Physical Demands Analysis (PDA)

A PDA should be developed for each position in your company to determine the physical requirements of the job. We can review your existing PDA or develop a new one. The PDA is conducted by qualified health care professionals and can be done onsite.

Protocol Development

Instead of trying to cram every job into a set of standard testing protocols, we develop customized protocols based on your specific jobs and hiring practices. Developed by qualified individuals, the protocols are provided to our clinics where testing is performed.

Physical Abilities Testing

We offer two testing solutions:

  1. Testing using BTE Workforce Solutions Functional Testing Technology: Uses computerized technology designed to simulate a job’s specific tasks, including but not limited to: lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying, pinching, gripping, climbing, and positional tolerances. Functional data and heart rate response is captured in real time. The protocol is validated and on-going evaluation and reporting is provided to ensure the program remains current and legally compliant.
  2. Testing using standard functional testing equipment: Uses weights, ladders, stairs and other equipment to test physical abilities heart rate and blood pressure is monitored throughout the process. This is an effective alternative with lower up-front costs.


1. Gilks, Jaclyn & Logan, Ron. (2010). Occupational Injuries and Diseases in Canada, 1996-2008: Injury Rates and Cost to the Economy. Occupational Health and Safety Division, Labour Program, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.