Case Study
Arbeitsgestaltung für einen Schlosser


The foundry produces castings for mechanical engineering ago

Disability and functional limitation of the employee:

The man has a lung disease and should not be used for any work done by an increased contact with gases, dusts and vapors and lifting and carrying require loads and thus an increased oxygen uptake

Training and job:

The employee is trained fitter and has been used in the production area

Workplace and work duties:

In the production area, the locksmith was constantly exposed to harmful dusts, gases and vapors. A workplace without respiratory exposure to dusts, gases and vapors is in the foundry operating exclusively in the separated from the other workshops range Storage - Shipping - Rework available. For this reason, the employee was transferred, together with another hard-bodied counterparts in that department. As activities are covered here to the storage and retrieval of the castings from the production as well as the picking of goods delivered. The castings were previously stored in multiple stacked grid boxes, with an average weight of two tons. For the visual inspection and possible reworking by the grid boxes were removed with a forklift from a stack, down at the control station and parked there on the floor. To be taken, the individual from the grid boxes, already dressed workpieces up to 25 kg in weight were here optically inspect and, if necessary rework to machine hard to reach areas by hand with a hammer and chisel to score and repack in shipping container. The heavy lifting and carrying work when removing the castings from the grid boxes, partly from heights just above the floor, working in staggered layers of severely disabled employees loaded a lot. The existing forklift was open to all staff for Transport is available and therefore could not for a long time as a positioning aid, to enable ergonomic removal of castings from the grid boxes are used. The removed from the grid boxes castings were then deposited on the non-height-adjustable work table and edited in a non-ergonomic working height. A significant improvement of the work situation and thus lessening the burden was through the acquisition and permanent supply of an electric forklift (produces no fumes) can be achieved with a hydraulic 180 degree rotating fork Zinkenverstellgerät or box rotator and a height-adjustable work table. With the help of new electric forklift the grid boxes can be increased to working table height and the castings drawn on the work table or dumped by the box rotator on the bench. The working table can be customized by each employee in his shift personalized to his own body measurements or set to an ergonomic working height. The fork Zinkenverstellgerät of the electric forklift also allows the adjustment of the forks - without constant discounts and upgrades to or from the forklift

Assistive devices used:

workbench truck with rider mode (. forklift)

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Funding :

The job design was funded 60% by the integration office, as well as a non-disabled colleague used the tools in his shift In REHADAT you will also find the address and tel - number of integration offices..

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Last Update: 26 Mar 2012