5163-Undertakers and embalmers

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Undertakers and embalmers
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Job Description: 
Undertakers and embalmers perform various tasks in the disposal of dead human bodies.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) making arrangements for, and conducting, funerals, cremations and burials
  • (b) embalming human bodies to retard or arrest the process of decay
  • (c) conforming to health and sanitation and ensuring that legal requirements concerning embalming are met
  • (d) incising and closing incisions on various parts of the body and reshaping or reconstructing disfigured or maimed bodies when necessary
  • (e) dressing bodies and placing them in caskets
  • (f) 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.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Embalmer
- Undertaker

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