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Workplace design for an arm and hand disabled electronic engineer in the circuit board manufacturing


The employer is a small sized company, the circuit boards for the control and regulation technology, mixers for laboratories and scanning devices or sensors for producing gate. The employer intends to terminate a severely disabled employees and has therefore turned on the integration office

Disability and functional limitation of the employee:

The man has for a private accident right one arm and hand disability. His grasping space is limited and it can handle loads as well as items with only one hand. The degree of handicap (degree of disability) is 60

Education and work:

The man is a trained electronics technician for devices and systems and works in the field of PCB manufacturing the employer

Workplace and work duties:

The electronics can the various activities in the devices and only perform one-handed at the workbench circuit board fabrication and the final functional test. For some operations, the electronics needed disability requires the support of his colleagues, which is in the long run economically for the employer unreasonable. Therefore, the following tools were purchased and changes made:
- a vise with ball joint for clamping or holding the boards during soldering and screwing,
- Grip pliers and cross forceps for clamping or holding of soldering parts and wires during soldering,
- a soldering station or a soldering with automatic Lötzinnzufuhr for one-handed soldering (where the solder is already the required flux contains)
- use an electric screwdriver with automatic screw feeder or a Zuführschrauber for one-handed screws,
- a tripod with a balancer for suspending the Zuführschraubers to the to reduce holding work during handling and
-. a different arrangement of the operating elements of the existing circuit board test device for one-handed use
The existing individually adaptable chair and the height-adjustable work bench, in combination with the acquired tools for one-handed operation execution an independent, economic and ergonomic and disability-friendly . works

Assistive devices used:

workbenches, welding tables, assembly tables and packing tables (workbenches)
work and office chairs
tool for fixing and positioning of workpieces and tools ISO 28
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hand tool
power tool and air tool

Support and participation:

The disability-related work planning was funded by the Office integration and allows more economical employment of the employee. The consultation was carried out by the Engineer Professional services for disability-related work planning the integration office - the so-called Technical Advisory Service
In REHADAT you will also find the addresses and phone -. Integration numbers of the offices.



  • physical disability /
  • electronic engineer /
  • operating control /
  • soldering equipment /
  • electric screwdriver /
  • one-handedness /
  • one-hand operation /
  • working equipment /
  • employment /
  • participation in working life /
  • participation /
  • full-time job /
  • employer /
  • vocational rehabilitation /
  • arm /
  • hand /
  • handling /
  • employee /
  • EASTIN /
  • dismissal /
  • clamp /
  • molegrips /
  • clamping means /
  • workbench /
  • work chair /
  • chair /
  • SMEs /
  • feed device /
  • screwdrivers with feeding system /
  • screwing tool /
  • tool /
  • screw feeding machine /
  • screwdriving machine /
  • conveyer /
  • machine /
  • automaticity /
  • tweezers /
  • handling and transport /
  • body posture and body part movement /
  • environmental influences, safety and loads /
  • office for vocational integration /
  • hand impairment /
  • arm impairment /
  • production /
  • industry /
  • electrical engineering /
  • gripping /
  • holding /
  • body posture /
  • lifting /
  • finger hand movement /
  • reaching area /
  • body load /
  • shoulder arm movement /
  • workplace design /
  • technical advice /
  • assistive product

update status: 01.02.2013

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