Profession bicycle courier

Bicycle couriers collect and deliver packages and mail by bicycle.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Geographic areas

    Know the geographic area in detail; know where different organisations carry out operations.

  • Road traffic laws

    Understand road traffic laws and the rules of the road.

Skills

  • Differentiate types of packages

    Identify and differentiate different kinds of mail items and packages to be delivered. Consider their differences to foresee the necessary tools required for delivery.

  • Communicate with customers

    Respond to and communicate with customers in the most efficient and appropriate manner to enable them to access the desired products or services, or any other help they may require.

  • Ensure the integrity of mail

    Ensure the integrity of letters and packages to avoid damage. Ensure that packages are delivered to clients in the same condition they were collected in.

  • Drive two-wheeled vehicles

    Drive two-wheeled vehicles such as bicycles and motorcycles for the performance of different tasks relating to the transportation of goods and passengers.

  • Obey traffic rules

    Follow traffic signs, lights, signals and rules to ensure safe transportation.

  • Analyse ways to reduce travel time

    Analyse prospective improvements in journey efficiency through reduction of travel time by modifying itineraries and outlining alternatives.

  • Interpret traffic signals

    Observe lights on the road, road conditions, nearby traffic, and prescribed speed limits to ensure safety. Interpret traffic signals and act accordingly.

  • Act reliably

    Proceed in a way that one can be relied on or depended on.

Optional knowledge and skills

organise mail deliveries operate gps systems follow written instructions drive in urban areas handle mail operate mailing information systems handle delivery of furniture goods handle fragile items check deliveries on receipt handle delivered packages process payments