Case Study
Arbeits­platz­gestaltung für einen Betonsteinwerker im Steinplattenzuschnitt


The company processed stones for example, steps or plates and laid them on site.

Disability and functional limitation of the employee:

The man has a spinal disorder, hip joint disease, heart disease and asthma. He is physically only low loads and can not lift heavy objects and carry. The previous physical work is no longer compatible with the disabilities and limitations. In particular, he should not be exposed to the longer produced in the stone processing dusts.


The man works as an assistant in the blank with the employer.

Workplace and duties (actual status):

The employee originally worked as a publisher of stone slabs and stairs. Disability Because he was no longer in a position associated with constant heavy lifting and carrying laying operations, under the influence of drafts and cold to run. For this reason, he was transferred some time ago in the workshop area, and instructed here with the cutting and grinding of natural stone slabs. The transport of the often-ton stone slabs and up to several hundred kilograms blanks (eg stairs) on the roller track of the Panel leads to high physical stress. When manually grinding the edges and cut surfaces pass through the moving and guiding the heavy hand grinder major impact on supporting and locomotor, awkward postures, on. Above all, is extremely difficult and dangerous for the all-over machining turning the blanks. Another health burden of the employee caused by the laying on of the stored outdoors stone tablets by forklift onto the roller conveyor. The in this context originally envisaged roof of the storage site and the installation of a crane runway was set aside by the employer for reasons of cost initially

Workplace and duties (desired status):

The transformation of the workplace has been made for the employee and another severely disabled workers. For ease of plate handling on the saw the saw table was designed and rotatable with a pneumatic pop Allseitenrollenleisten, and motor can be raised Kippgabeln equipped. A similar conversion of the existing Panel was not possible. Therefore, a new sawing line was purchased. Thus, the tablets of stone, with lower body strength to be pushed and rotated to the respective sawing position. The tilting and turning of the tables in the required working position by means of motor-driven Kippgabeln. Accident risk when placing the panels to the existing forklift does not exist. was arduous for the edge grinding an edge grinding machine with special equipment, such as Allwegrollenleisten purchased with pneumatic lifting and pneumatic actuation of the table stop. Both systems are linked together by a buffer station with wheels for intermediate storage and one each upstream and downstream Allwegrollenbahn. Blanks must not be changed thus raised, as they can be rolled with little effort. The cutting of the blanks is performed on the new edge grinding machine, with substantial avoidance of dust, according to the wet grinding process. This is compared to the existing, executed in large part by hand, dry grinding process, the workplace exposure to very substantially reduced

Assistive devices used:

storage and supply systems power-driven transport vehicles for lifting and transporting material (forklift) conveyors cranes, hoists and lifting lifting and positioning systems

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Funding :

The design work was funded 28% from the Integration Office. In REHADAT you will also find the addresses and telephone numbers of the offices for integration.

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Last Update: 26 Jun 2009