PLACEMENT OF PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED PERSONS

Part IV of National Employment Service Manual specifies that in order to carry out effectively the selective placement of the handicapped the following points have to be borne in mind:-

  1. The worker must be able to meet the physical and mental requirements of the job;

  2. He must not be a hazard to himself;

  3. He must not jeopardize the safety of other;

  4. The job must not aggravate the disability. Sometimes, it may be necessary to arrange with an employer for a slight modification to be made to suit an individual handicapped person, e.g., re-arrangement of tools or the provision of a simple seat. Ideally, any such adjustment should be made before the employment starts, to avoid leaving the person concerned with a feeling that he has failed to match up to the requirements of the job.