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Workplace layout for an employee with growth disorder


The company with its more than 1,200 employees produced complex parts and assemblies focusing springs and stampings.

Disability and functional impairment of the employee:

The woman is dwarfed at a height of 130 cm. Due disability are their mobility and their gripping space limited. It moves on to a walker or crutches. The degree of disability is 100th.

Education and job:

TThe woman works as a semi-skilled office worker part-time with the employer.

Workplace and task (current status):

The woman is engaged in the training workshop as an office assistant and settled there all necessary office work. Essentially, they wound on her computer workstation from the correspondence with external partners (for example, schools, chambers of commerce, employment services, etc.) in a sitting posture. My office workstation is indeed an office swivel chair for people with dwarfism incl grown Uphill / footrest equipped, but it is not well adapted to their size -. So it's for example the ascent possible only with difficulty and with the danger of falling. Your desk is set to a fixed height and has two built-Organization container. The office worker working on a principle suitable job, which is not currently designed handicap accessible.

Workplace and task (desired status):

To reduce the physical stress and avoiding the risk of falling, a special for her height swivel chair was:
- Easier adjustability of the gas pressure spring (adjustable up to a height of 350 mm)
- Shortened seat surface (230 mm deep)
- Height-adjustable armrests and
- Base with additional foot-operated parking brake
The office swivel chair allows, besides their ergonomic working or sitting posture, also a simple and safe setting (without climbing aid) and thus reduces the risk of falling. The worktable was (adjustable from 630 mm to 1310 mm) to be replaced by an electric height adjustable model. For the material of the built-Organization container two rolling containers were purchased.

Assistive devices used:

Work desks, office tables, lecterns
Industrial and office chairs (swivel chair for people with dwarfism)

Promotion and participation:

The disability-related work planning was supported by the integration office - this was for the employer no economic advantage. The consultation was carried out by the engineer-specialist service for disability-related work planning the integration office - the so-called Technical Advisory Service.



  • working equipment /
  • work task /
  • employment /
  • participation in working life /
  • participation /
  • part-time job /
  • employer /
  • employee /
  • vocational rehabilitation /
  • screen work /
  • computer workplace /
  • work chair /
  • worktable /
  • table /
  • office work /
  • office equipment /
  • mobility /
  • mobility aid /
  • rollator /
  • elbow crutch /
  • roller container /
  • height /
  • physical disability /
  • chair /
  • working hours /
  • EASTIN /
  • office chair /
  • inclusion /
  • body posture and body part movement /
  • mobility and locomotion /
  • environmental influences, safety and loads /
  • office for vocational integration /
  • walking impairment /
  • microsomia /
  • office /
  • administration /
  • body posture /
  • walking /
  • reaching area /
  • body load /
  • workplace design /
  • technical advice /
  • assistive product

update status: 23.08.2016

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