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Workplace design for a fork-lift truck driver with hand impairment and finger amputation

Employer:

The company is a recycling company which mainly deals with the recycling of waste paper. The employer presented a severely disabled employees a new.

Disability and functional limitation of the employee:

Through a private accident the man sustained a crush injury and fractures to his right hand. The consequences of the accident were so severe that the first to third fingers had to be amputated. Objects, controls and loads can be handled only limited since to mostly only the left hand can be used.

Training and job:

The man is a trained locksmith. Until the setting as a forklift driver at the recycling plant, he was unemployed. At the beginning of the activities of the employee acquired the forklift driver's license (certificate of competency to drive trucks) at DEKRA according to the regulations of the trade association.

Workplace and duties:

Was adjusted to the employee for a position at the sorting belt in the workshop, ie he is responsible for sorting out the different paper qualities and the removal of foreign substances, such as plastic, from the delivered paper. For this purpose, mainly of paper processing plants delivered in grid containers, waste paper is poured with a forklift into a pit from which it is conveyed by means of an inclined conveyor belt upwards into a baler. Since the employee is to take over the transport of the grid container and the filling of the pit, a forklift truck (diesel) with an ultra-smooth power steering and control over a smaller steering wheel was purchased with knob. The forklift has also to avoid switching operations by hand a hydrostatic transmission.

Assistive devices used:

Motor vehicle accessories and adjustments for operating the steering (steering wheel button)
Power-driven transport vehicles for lifting and transporting material (forklift)

Support:

The Integration Office helped the forklift with the disability-related adjustments for the employment created by the employer. The employer also received from the employment agency a wage subsidy as integration assistance for the setting of previously unemployed employee.
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Id-No.:

R/PB2830


  • physical disability /
  • operating control /
  • fork-lift truck /
  • transport /
  • material /
  • material transport /
  • one-handedness /
  • one-hand operation /
  • lifting aid /
  • lifting device /
  • transport aid /
  • transport vehicle /
  • transport device /
  • work task /
  • umemployment /
  • new hire /
  • working equipment /
  • employment /
  • participation in working life /
  • participation /
  • full-time job /
  • employee /
  • vocational rehabilitation /
  • hand /
  • handling /
  • finger /
  • employer /
  • steering wheel /
  • steering knob /
  • power-assisted steering /
  • steering /
  • qualification /
  • EASTIN /
  • steering aid /
  • driving /
  • fork-lift truck driver /
  • fork-lift truck driving license /
  • fork-lift truck driver /
  • driver /
  • driving licence /
  • car equipment /
  • driving licence /
  • transport, trade and logistics /
  • agriculture, nature and environment /
  • handling and transport /
  • body posture and body part movement /
  • environmental influences, safety and loads /
  • amputation /
  • labour office /
  • office for vocational integration /
  • finger amputation /
  • finger impairment /
  • hand impairment /
  • service /
  • recycling /
  • gripping /
  • holding /
  • body posture /
  • lifting /
  • carrying /
  • finger hand movement /
  • body load /
  • workplace design /
  • technical advice /
  • integration aid /
  • wage costs subsidy /
  • assistive product /
  • further training /
  • car adaptation


update status: 11.01.2013


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