Case Study
Arbeitsgestaltung für einen Lageristen bei einem Handelsunternehmen


The small business sells fire protection products, such as Fire extinguishers, fire blankets, smoke detectors and fire hydrants, fire safety specialist retailers, consumers, municipalities and businesses. In addition to the pastime also service, inspection, filling and assembly works are offered.

Disability and functional limitation of the employee:

The man is to Stargardt disease - a visual impairment, the center of the retina as a point of sharpest vision (macula) relates - ill. Due disability worsened his visual acuity or visual acuity over the years or disease and is on the right eye and the left eye 0.1-0.2 0.2. The reading of Scripture and recognizing small character despite optical visual aids and glasses limited. Regarding the orientation mobility possible even just with the remaining vision.

Training and job:

The man works for several years as a semi-skilled warehouseman with the employer.

Workplace and work environment:

The warehouse clerk working in the warehouse, where the products supplied by freight forwarders and parcel services goods are first controlled by it in the incoming goods. Among other things, the sighting or reading the shipping documents with the help of a mobile screen reader or electronic magnifier on site is required. Later is recognized, or the entry of goods into the warehouse management software using a large character contrast keyboard and a software to increase the screen content on the big screen. The large screen can be positioned by means of a monitor swivel arm in the optimal viewing distance and at the same time ergonomic working posture. On screen workstation him addition is still a stationary screen reader to enlarge of documents in paper format, for example, of contracts available. The enlarged contents are also displayed on the large screen. After entering the goods, it is incorporated with lifting and transport aids in shelves and on pallets - in accordance with the indicative in the warehouse management software position. The grain proselytizing is order, by the customer and that the correct goods are fetched from the shelves, assembled and packed in packages and on pallets - spot the storekeeper again uses it to read the required information, the electronic magnifier. accompanying documents and labels will be printed for the shipping conclusion on the terminal workstation with magnification software. Because the illuminance at the workplace was too low for the warehousemen, a dimmable task light was used.

Assistive devices used:

reading lights and working lights video systems with image magnification (CCTVs) keyboards (large print keyboards) special edition software (magnifier) fixed-position systems

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Funding 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.

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Last Update: 24 May 2018