INSTRUMENTS FOR MEASURING MANUAL DEXTERITY
Series of two tests, measuring manual dexterity. The task is assembling a structure from a number of different elements in a given time; hence it can also be seen as a work simulation exercise. It is recommended for assessing physical workers working in production or another area. No education is required for completing these assessments.
Measures manual dexterity required in the assembly of mechanical objects. The candidate is presented with a pre-assembled structure, consisting of six steel plates joined together by an assortment of nuts, bolts, washers and spacers. Using this as a model, the task is to build an identical assembly using the set of plates and fixings provided. No other tools are necessary. Scoring is achieved by awarding marks for the correct selection and assembly of plates with account also being taken of the number of fittings correctly assembled.
An easily administered test of fine dexterity required to assemble small structures. The candidate is required to insert thin steel rods into small holes and secure them with the aid of a screwdriver; both hands need to be used to complete the task.