Health Technical note: The difference between medical standards and physical capacity assessments

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  • Published: December 2023
  • REF/ISBN: 9781787254015
  • Edition: 1st
  • Status: Current

Medical standards (MSs) and physical capacity assessments (PCAs) are common practice within organisations where job roles place physical demands on individuals. Both involve physical assessments, but each has evolved from a different perspective. Consequently, the results provide the examining expert and employers with different information regarding individuals’ suitability for employment. This technical note provides a description of MS, PCA and how they differ.

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