The hand grip strength test is designed to replicate the grip strength required to undertake officer survival and firearms training. The test is completed using a dynamometer which measures grip strength in kilograms.
Performing the test
Whilst facing the assessor, in one hand, grip, hold and squeeze the dynamometer as hard as you can until you are told to stop.
Repeat on the other hand.
The dynamometer must be held by the side throughout the test and cannot touch or rest against the body.
You must achieve a minimum 30kg on each hand and will be allowed two (2) attempts on each hand only.
Ensure the grip is a comfortable size (the assessor will help with this).
Create equal tension across your upper body by clenching your other hand or squeezing your shirt.
Ensure your hands are dry, so your hands don't slip.
Performing towel hangs, pull ups and chin ups can assist in gaining grip strength.