Funeral attendants assist with the handling of people who have died, the preparation for funerals, the transportation of the deceased, placement of coffins, assisting at the funeral ceremony and the maintenance of funeral premises.
Duties & Tasks
Funeral attendants may perform the following tasks:collect the body from the hospital, morgue or place of deathassist with preparing the body and placing it in the coffinescort mourners to funeral chapels arrange burial equipment such as mats and lowering strapsdistribute and collect attendance and tribute cardsdrive passenger vehicles, mortuary vans and hearsesclean funeral homes, chapels and hearsesarrange floral tributesassist as coffin or casket bearers.
The work of funeral attendants may be demanding and sometimes stressful. They are often required to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, and are often required to be on call to meet their clients' needs. In small companies, one person may perform a variety of tasks, which requires a broad range of skills and a flexible attitude.
- enjoy helping people neat personal appearance tactful and sympathetic good communication skills emotional maturity able to cope with the physical demands of the job good driving record good organisational skills.