Undertakers and embalmers

Duties and tasks

  • Making arrangements for and conducting funerals, cremations and burials
  • Embalming human remains to retard or arrest the process of decay
  • Conforming to health and sanitation and ensuring that legal requirements concerning embalming are met
  • Incising and closing incisions on various parts of the body and reshaping or reconstructing disfigured or maimed human remains when necessary
  • Dressing human bodies and placing them in caskets
  • Conducting interviews to arrange for preparation of obituary notices, to assist with the selection of caskets or urns, and to determine the location and time of burials or cremations

    Skill level

    Semi-skilled
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