Profession funeral attendant

Funeral attendants lift and carry coffins prior and during the funeral service, placing it in the chapel and into the cemetery. They handle floral offerings around the coffin, direct mourners and assist with storing the equipment after the funeral.

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Personality Type

  • Social / Realistic


  • Promote human rights

    Promote and respect human rights and diversity in light of the physical, psychological, spiritual and social needs of autonomous individuals, taking into account their opinions, beliefs and values, and the international and national codes of ethics, as well as the ethical implications of healthcare provision, ensuring their right to privacy and honouring for the confidentiality of healthcare information.

  • Provide directions to guests

    Show guests the way through buildings or on domains, to their seats or performance setting, helping them with any additional information so that they can reach the foreseen event destination.

  • Maintain personal hygiene standards

    Preserve impeccable personal hygiene standards and have a tidy appearance.

  • Show diplomacy

    Deal with people in a sensitive and tactful way.

  • Transfer coffins

    Lift and carry coffins prior and during the funeral service, placing it in the chapel and into the cemetery.

  • Apply safety measures

    Perform tasks and operations taking into account the safety regulations and standards and applying them in order to prevent incidents or hazards.

  • Manage funeral equipment

    Issue, store and manage funeral equipment, which may include memorial cards, candles, crucifixes and lowering straps.

  • Greet guests

    Welcome guests in a friendly manner in a certain place.

  • Maintain customer service

    Keep the highest possible customer service and make sure that the customer service is at all times performed in a professional way. Help customers or participants feel at ease and support special requirements.

Optional knowledge and skills

provide emotional support to the bereaved relate empathetically clean rooms work ergonomically advise on funeral services lift heavy weights drive vehicles in processions prepare ceremonial locations

Common job titles

  • Funeral services assistant
  • Removal/transport attendant
  • Pet funeral home driver / attendant
  • Funeral attendant
  • Funeral attendant and office clerk
  • Night attendant
  • Morgue attendant {rotating}
  • Funeral home attendant