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
  • Social / Realistic
  • Enterprising / Social

Knowledge

  • Road traffic laws

    Understand road traffic laws and the rules of the road.

Skills

  • Maintain personal hygiene standards

    Preserve impeccable personal hygiene standards and have a tidy appearance.

  • Maintain vehicle appearance

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lift heavy weights

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

  • 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.

  • 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

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