We have a few places available on our Spirometry Refresher Course on the 5th of June and also on our Audiometry Refresher Course on the 6th June. Email nick.holmes@pandamed.co.uk to reserve your place.

Chester Step Test Kit

£155.00£169.00 ex. VAT

The Chester Step Test is a submaximal, multistage, aerobic capacity test. Originally developed by Professor Sykes for use in workplace medico-fitness screening. It is one of the current tests recommended by the UK Home Office for Firefighter recruitment, training, and measuring fitness levels annually. It is similar but more robust in its stepping concept to the shorter in length Harvard Step Test.

Designed for use with a variety of step heights (10, 15, 20, 25 and 30cm).

Now used worldwide across occupational, community and clinical settings since it can accommodate a broad range of ages, abilities and shows no gender-bias.

This kit is inexpensive, easy to standardise, highly portable and safely controlled. As well as health professionals, many sports, leisure and health clubs use the test as an integral part of their health/fitness screening programmes. First published in 1998, this fourth edition is designed with a straightforward and reliable assessment of aerobic capacity in mind. The easy to perform test involves the step rate increasing every 2 minutes.

Chester Step Test Kits contains:

  • Chester Step (in your specified height)
  • Polar FT1 Heart Rate Monitor with Chest Strap
  • Chester Test Software (cloud based)
  • Chester Test Resource Manual and data sheets

Also available is the Chester Step, without the kit, here.

Chester Step Kit

30cm (12"), 25cm (10"), 20cm (8"), 15cm (6"), 10cm (4")


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