Note: The codes in brackets and under the Aptitudes heading are for career development specialists. Under the Interests heading, the code is in upper or lower case letters depending on the degree of importance.
Innovative persons like to explore things in depth and arrive at solutions to problems by experimenting. They are interested in initiating and creating different ways to solve questions and present information. They enjoy scientific subjects. Innovative persons prefer to be challenged with new and unexpected experiences. They adjust to change easily.
Objective persons enjoy working with tools, equipment, instruments and machinery. They like to repair and/or fabricate things from various materials according to specifications and using established techniques. Objective persons are interested in finding out how things operate and how they are built.
Social persons like dealing with people. They enjoy caring for and assisting others in identifying their needs and solving their concerns. Social persons like working and co-operating with others. They prefer to be involved in work that requires interpersonal contact.
Near vision (V2)
Work activities are performed near the worker. The scope of the visual field is broader than in Close visual acuity (1).
Colour discrimination is relevant in the performance of the work.
Other sound discrimination (H3)
Work activities involve the identification, assessment and/or production of sound. Verbal interaction (2) is included in this level.
Standing and/or walking (B2)
Work activities primarily involve standing or walking.
Upper limb co-ordination (L1)
Work activities involve co-ordination of upper limbs.
Work activities involve handling loads of 5 kg but less than 10 kg.
Determining time, place and sequence of operations or actions to be taken based on analysis of data executing determinations and/or reporting events.
Dealing with individuals in terms of their total personalities in order to advise, counsel and/or guide them with regard to problems that may be resolved by legal, scientific, clinical, spiritual and/or other professional principles.
Precision working (C1)
Using the body and/or equipment to move, guide, place, install and/or interface with objects, in order to attain specifications and precise standards. Considerable judgment is required to select, adjust and utilize appropriate tools, products and/or materials to accomplish specified objectives.
Regulated inside climate (L1)
A normal controlled environment such as an office, hospital or school.
An outdoor work environment where the worker is exposed to variations in weather conditions and seasonal weather patterns.
Biological agents (H2)
Exposure to infectious bacteria and viruses as a result of indirect contact with, or direct handling of, infectious materials or micro organisms that may cause illness.
Equipment, machinery, tools (H3)
Working near or with equipment, instruments, machinery or power/hand tools that may be a potential source of accident or injury.
The presence of noxious, intense or prolonged odours in the work environment.
* Physical activities
For some occupations in this group, Strength 3 (Medium) may also apply.