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Having convenient workplaces for disabled employees is an important matter In most large enterprises.
Depending on the size of a company's staff, many employers are required to hire people with disabilities in order to give them an equal opportunity to participate in the workforce. The employment of the disabled in Germany is governed by social law. Employers who are unable to fulfill this obligation are required to make compensation payments. When hiring physically or mentally challenged individuals, employers have access to special funding for creating workplaces that are well-suited for these employees. These subsidies are provided by inclusion administration offices and cover up to 80 percent of the cost of realizing an appropriate workplace for a disabled person. In addition, for a period of two years, the Federal Employment Agency in Germany will also reimburse the employer for up to 70 percent of the salary earned by a disabled employee.
Optimized workplaces for disabled employees
Be it just a low-height desk or custom-made office chair, all aspects of a workplace for a disabled person must precisely satisfy the needs of the employee. A number of factors must be considered, especially for employees in wheelchairs. For example, it goes without saying that the office environment must be barrier-free, and all materials and documents must be accessible from a wheelchair. High shelves and filing cabinets do not meet the requirements of workplaces designed for disabled employees. Hänel applies the proven "goods to the user" principle in combination with access points designed for wheelchair users to fulfill special workplace requirements. People of small stature also have no problems operating these ergonomically designed Hänel systems for disabled workplaces to access the materials and files they need. The flexible configuration of Hänel Rotomat® office carousels permits the installation of document archives within very small spaces.
Hänel lift systems provide the disabled with more convenience at work
Hänel lift systems address the workplace requirements of employees with disabilities. The Hänel Lean-Lift® is also well-suited for workplaces designed for the disabled. These systems can be adapted and optimized to meet the special needs of employees with disabilities. Special solutions can also be designed for specific workplace projects to assist the disabled. These projects are managed by Hänel specialists in collaboration with employers and the staff members facing the challenges posed by disabilities.