Physical limit values: Three studies of strength among firemen
18 Sep 2015

Physical limit values

Ann-Sofie Lindberg, Christer Malm
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB)

One major challenge when recruiting new firemen is to identify tests that best correspond to the physical demands placed in the separate and combined work efforts required of firemen.

Each individual employer decides on which physical tests and levels of requirement are to be used. Depending on the risk scenario and population base in the particular municipality, the tasks of the firemen will vary from one location to another. Against that background, first the Swedish Rescue Services Agency and then the MSB initiated a number of studies over the past decade to further analyze this issue

Summary and discussion of Report 3 on the project “The Physical Capacity of Firemen”