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Tree Fallers

ANZSCO ID 841313

Overview

All Forestry and Logging Workers

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Tree Fallers

  • 600 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 81% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 50 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

Tree Fallers fell trees in forests, and trim and saw them into logs.

Specialisations: Hardwood Faller, Softwood Faller.

You can work as a Tree Faller without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in forestry (harvesting and haulage) or horticulture may be useful.

Tasks
  • Fells and de-barks non-productive trees and thins young plantations.
  • Removes major branches and tree tops, trims branches and saws trunks into logs.
  • Assists with loading and transporting logs.
  • Plans the felling of trees and determines the natural and intended fall of each tree.
  • Clears surrounding area of saplings and debris prior to tree-felling.
  • Operates and maintains manual and machine saws to fell trees and to cut felled trees into logs.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Tree Faller without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in forestry (harvesting and haulage) or horticulture may be useful.

Registration or licencing may be required.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Forest and Wood Products Industry VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Forestry and Logging Workers who are reliable, hardworking and physically fit.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    51% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  2. Production and processing

    39% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  3. Education and training

    29% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  4. Administration and management

    28% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  5. Customer and personal service

    27% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  6. Public safety and security

    24% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  7. Transportation

    21% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  8. Law and government

    21% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  9. Geography

    20% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  10. Mathematics

    19% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Biology

    19% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  12. Engineering and technology

    18% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  13. Economics and accounting

    15% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  14. Technical design

    14% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  15. Communications and media

    13% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  16. English language

    11% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  17. Physics

    10% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  18. Clerical

    10% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  19. Chemistry

    10% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  20. Sales and marketing

    8% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  2. Operation and control

    41% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  3. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  4. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  5. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  6. Operation monitoring

    36% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  7. Equipment maintenance

    36% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  8. Troubleshooting

    36% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  9. Complex problem solving

    36% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  10. Quality control analysis

    36% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  11. Active listening

    34% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  12. Equipment selection

    34% Skill level

    Deciding on the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

  13. Speaking

    34% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  14. Repairing

    32% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  15. Persuasion

    30% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  16. Time management

    30% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  17. Active learning

    29% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  18. Social perceptiveness

    27% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  19. Mathematics

    21% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  20. Operations analysis

    20% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Static strength

    64% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  2. Reaction time

    61% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.

  3. Multilimb coordination

    55% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  4. Extent flexibility

    55% Skill level

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

  5. Trunk strength

    55% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  6. Control precision

    54% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  7. Speed of limb movement

    54% Skill level

    Quickly move the arms and legs.

  8. Auditory attention

    52% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  9. Depth perception

    52% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  10. Manual dexterity

    48% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  11. Stamina

    48% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without getting winded or out of breath.

  12. Far vision

    46% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  13. Flexibility of closure

    46% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  14. Whole body coordination

    46% Skill level

    Move your arms, legs, and body together.

  15. Problem spotting

    45% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  16. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  17. Near vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  18. Rate control

    43% Skill level

    Change when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving.

  19. Colour discrimination

    41% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  20. Hearing sensitivity

    39% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Handling and moving objects

    92% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  2. Doing physically active work

    88% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  3. Controlling equipment or machines

    73% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  4. Monitoring people, processes and things

    67% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  5. Looking for changes over time

    64% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    56% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  7. Building good relationships

    56% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Driving vehicles or equipment

    54% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  9. Working with mechanical equipment

    54% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  10. Communicating within a team

    46% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  11. Checking for errors or defects

    42% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  12. Helping and caring for others

    41% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  13. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    39% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  14. Planning and prioritising work

    39% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  15. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    37% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  16. Assessing and evaluating things

    35% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  17. Coordinating the work of a team

    31% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    31% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  19. Researching and investigating

    30% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  20. Coming up with systems and processes

    27% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

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Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    99% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  2. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    99% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  3. Dangerous equipment

    98% Important

    Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.

  4. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    97% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  5. Freedom to make decisions

    96% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  6. Unstructured work

    92% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  7. Spend time standing

    88% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  8. Exposure to contaminants

    86% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  9. Frequent decision making

    85% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Impact of decisions

    85% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Whole body vibration

    84% Important

    Be exposed to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer).

  12. Bending or twisting your body

    83% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  13. Being exact or accurate

    82% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  14. Walking and running

    80% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  15. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    77% Important

    Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.

  16. Face-to-face discussions

    76% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  17. Health and safety of others

    75% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  18. Making repetitive motions

    74% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  19. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    73% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  20. Consequence of error

    69% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Support

    81% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Independence

    57% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Working conditions

    50% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  4. Relationships

    48% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  5. Achievement

    43% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  6. Recognition

    29% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    100% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Administrative

    48% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  3. Analytical

    29% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  4. Enterprising

    29% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  5. Creative

    14% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 45-4021.00 - Fallers.

All Forestry and Logging Workers

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Tree Fallers

  • 600 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 81% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 50 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

Tree Fallers fell trees in forests, and trim and saw them into logs.

Specialisations: Hardwood Faller, Softwood Faller.

You can work as a Tree Faller without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in forestry (harvesting and haulage) or horticulture may be useful.

Tasks
  • Fells and de-barks non-productive trees and thins young plantations.
  • Removes major branches and tree tops, trims branches and saws trunks into logs.
  • Assists with loading and transporting logs.
  • Plans the felling of trees and determines the natural and intended fall of each tree.
  • Clears surrounding area of saplings and debris prior to tree-felling.
  • Operates and maintains manual and machine saws to fell trees and to cut felled trees into logs.

You can work as a Tree Faller without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in forestry (harvesting and haulage) or horticulture may be useful.

Registration or licencing may be required.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Forest and Wood Products Industry VET training pathways.

Employers look for Forestry and Logging Workers who are reliable, hardworking and physically fit.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    51% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  2. Production and processing

    39% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  3. Education and training

    29% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  4. Administration and management

    28% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  5. Customer and personal service

    27% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  6. Public safety and security

    24% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  7. Transportation

    21% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  8. Law and government

    21% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  9. Geography

    20% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  10. Mathematics

    19% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Biology

    19% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  12. Engineering and technology

    18% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  13. Economics and accounting

    15% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  14. Technical design

    14% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  15. Communications and media

    13% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  16. English language

    11% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  17. Physics

    10% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  18. Clerical

    10% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  19. Chemistry

    10% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  20. Sales and marketing

    8% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  2. Operation and control

    41% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  3. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  4. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  5. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  6. Operation monitoring

    36% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  7. Equipment maintenance

    36% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  8. Troubleshooting

    36% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  9. Complex problem solving

    36% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  10. Quality control analysis

    36% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  11. Active listening

    34% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  12. Equipment selection

    34% Skill level

    Deciding on the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

  13. Speaking

    34% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  14. Repairing

    32% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  15. Persuasion

    30% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  16. Time management

    30% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  17. Active learning

    29% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  18. Social perceptiveness

    27% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  19. Mathematics

    21% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  20. Operations analysis

    20% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Static strength

    64% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  2. Reaction time

    61% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.

  3. Multilimb coordination

    55% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  4. Extent flexibility

    55% Skill level

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

  5. Trunk strength

    55% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  6. Control precision

    54% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  7. Speed of limb movement

    54% Skill level

    Quickly move the arms and legs.

  8. Auditory attention

    52% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  9. Depth perception

    52% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  10. Manual dexterity

    48% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  11. Stamina

    48% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without getting winded or out of breath.

  12. Far vision

    46% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  13. Flexibility of closure

    46% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  14. Whole body coordination

    46% Skill level

    Move your arms, legs, and body together.

  15. Problem spotting

    45% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  16. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  17. Near vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  18. Rate control

    43% Skill level

    Change when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving.

  19. Colour discrimination

    41% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  20. Hearing sensitivity

    39% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Handling and moving objects

    92% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  2. Doing physically active work

    88% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  3. Controlling equipment or machines

    73% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  4. Monitoring people, processes and things

    67% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  5. Looking for changes over time

    64% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    56% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  7. Building good relationships

    56% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Driving vehicles or equipment

    54% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  9. Working with mechanical equipment

    54% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  10. Communicating within a team

    46% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  11. Checking for errors or defects

    42% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  12. Helping and caring for others

    41% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  13. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    39% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  14. Planning and prioritising work

    39% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  15. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    37% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  16. Assessing and evaluating things

    35% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  17. Coordinating the work of a team

    31% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    31% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  19. Researching and investigating

    30% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  20. Coming up with systems and processes

    27% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 45-4021.00 - Fallers.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    99% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  2. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    99% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  3. Dangerous equipment

    98% Important

    Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.

  4. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    97% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  5. Freedom to make decisions

    96% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  6. Unstructured work

    92% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  7. Spend time standing

    88% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  8. Exposure to contaminants

    86% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  9. Frequent decision making

    85% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Impact of decisions

    85% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Whole body vibration

    84% Important

    Be exposed to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer).

  12. Bending or twisting your body

    83% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  13. Being exact or accurate

    82% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  14. Walking and running

    80% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  15. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    77% Important

    Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.

  16. Face-to-face discussions

    76% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  17. Health and safety of others

    75% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  18. Making repetitive motions

    74% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  19. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    73% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  20. Consequence of error

    69% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Support

    81% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Independence

    57% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Working conditions

    50% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  4. Relationships

    48% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  5. Achievement

    43% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  6. Recognition

    29% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    100% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Administrative

    48% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  3. Analytical

    29% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  4. Enterprising

    29% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  5. Creative

    14% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 45-4021.00 - Fallers.
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