The Chester step test is a way of gauging fitness by measuring the heart’s ability to recover from exertion.
It is often a pre-requisite for working in roles requiring a basic level of physical fitness.
You should allow 15-30 minutes for the test.
A Chester Step test consists of the following:
The Chester step test is a sub-maximal test which requires you to step onto, and off a 30cm/12″ step (a standard gym bench), at a rate set by a metronome disc, sufficient to elicit a heart rate of around 80% max heart rate at a moderate level of exertion.
It is a multi-staged test so every 2 minutes there is an increase in the rate of the step. Exercise heart rates are then plotted and an aerobic capacity and fitness rating may be calculated.
Please bring with you:
Photo ID, e.g. passport
Any medication you are taking.
Doctor/ hospital letters and relevant investigations results.
After your Chester Step Test
Certificates are normally made available on the day of the examination.
Cost - £80
We can also provide for an additional cost
OEUK / OGUK Medical
Fit to Train Medical
Drug & alcohol urine screening
Travel vaccines or malaria tablets