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    Freight handlers carry out tasks such as packing, carrying, loading and unloading furniture and other household items, or loading and unloading ship and aircraft cargoes and other freight, or carrying and stacking goods in various warehouses.

    Tasks include -

    (a) packing office or household furniture, machines, appliances and related goods to be transported from one place to another;

    (b) carrying goods to be loaded on or unloaded from vans, trucks, wagons, ships, or aircraft;

    (c) loading and unloading grain, coal, sand and similar goods by placing them on conveyor-belts, pipes, etc.


    (d) connecting hoses between main shore installation pipes and tanks of barges, tankers and other ships to load and unload petroleum, liquefied gases and other liquids;

    (e) carrying and stacking goods in warehouses and similar establishments;

    (f) performing related tasks;

    (g) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Handler, freight

  • Some related occupations classified else where:

  • Operator, crane - 8333

  • Operator, truck/lifting - 8334

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 Updated 18 September 2004, by VA.