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Agility & Fitness Testing

A physical ability test (PAT) consists of a series of tasks done in a clinical environment. A PAT tries to replicate the physical demands of a job description as closely as possible. The PAT evaluates the employee's capacity to perform work-related physical tasks as needed.

A Pre-hire Physical Ability Test (PAT) program works to ensure that workers you hire are well-matched in terms of physical capabilities to the everyday demands of the jobs into which they will be placed. The testing adds a new element of accuracy to the hiring process, reducing inadequate hires and employee turnover.

Physical Ability Tests

Physical ability tests typically ask individuals to perform job-related tasks requiring manual labor or physical skill. These tasks measure physical abilities such as strength, muscular flexibility, and stamina. Examples of physical ability tests include:

  • Muscular Tension Tests - Tasks requiring pushing, pulling, lifting
  • Muscular Power Tests - Tasks requiring the individual to overcome some initial resistance (e.g., loosening a nut on a bolt)
  • Muscular Endurance Tests - Tasks involving repetitions of tool use (e.g., removing objects from belts)
  • Cardiovascular Endurance Tests - Tasks assessing aerobic capacity (e.g., climbing stairs)
  • Flexibility Tests - Tasks where bending, twisting, stretching or reaching of a body segment occurs (e.g., installing lighting fixtures)
  • Balance Tests - Tasks in which stability of body position is difficult to maintain (e.g., standing on rungs of a ladder)
  • Body mechanics safety demonstrations

Our state-of-the-art Agility Fitness Testing, using your pre-defined metrics, challenges your candidates’ ability to do the job requirements.  We can have workers lift, carry, climb, bend and squat while under load, as well as test endurance parameters on a treadmill.

Employers that prescreen using our Agility Fitness Testing, based on their Physical Job Demands Analysis, can expect LESS!

  • 50% Reduced Sprain/Strain Injuries
  • 50% Reduced Injury Rates
  • 50% Reduced Injury Costs

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