Profession hearse driver

Hearse drivers operate and maintain specialised vehicles to transport deceased persons from their homes, hospital or funeral home to their final resting place. They also assist the funeral attendants with their duties.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Social
  • Realistic / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Road traffic laws

    Understand road traffic laws and the rules of the road.

Skills

  • Drive vehicles

    Be able to drive vehicles; have the approapriate type of driving license according to the type of motor vehicle used.

  • 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.

  • Maintain vehicle appearance

    Maintain vehicle appearance by washing, cleaning and performing minor adjustments and repairs.

  • Lift heavy weights

    Lift heavy weights and apply ergonomic lifting techniques to avoid damaging the body.

  • Control the performance of the vehicle

    Understand and anticipate the performance and behaviour of a vehicle. Comprehend concepts such as lateral stability, acceleration, and braking distance.

  • Maintain personal hygiene standards

    Preserve impeccable personal hygiene standards and have a tidy appearance.

  • Park vehicles

    Park motorised vehicles without compromising the integrity of vehicles and safety of people.

  • Drive vehicles in processions

    Drive cars, hearses or other vehicles at a steady pace in processions.

Optional knowledge and skills

effective perception of transport environment work ergonomically execute vehicle maintenance provide directions to guests prepare ceremonial locations provide emotional support to the bereaved greet guests transfer coffins ensure vehicle operability manage funeral equipment clean vehicle interiors clean rooms