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.
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.
Methodical persons like to have clear rules and organized methods to guide their activities. They prefer working under the direction or supervision of others according to given instructions, or to be guided by established policies and procedures. Methodical persons like to work on one thing until it is completed. They enjoy following a set routine and prefer work that is free from the unexpected.
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.
Near and far vision (V3)
Some work activities involve the monitoring of processes, objects or situations in the work environment that are far from the worker. Other work activities involve Near vision (2).
Not relevant (C0)
Colour discrimination is not relevant in the performance of the work.
Hearing is limited to short and/or infrequent verbal interactions in order to perform the work.
Other body positions (B4)
Work activities involve body postures other than, or in addition to, Sitting (1) and Standing and/or walking (2) such as bending, stooping, kneeling and crouching.
Upper limb co-ordination (L1)
Work activities involve co-ordination of upper limbs.
Work activities involve handling loads more than 20 kg.
Accumulating information usually recorded physically but which may be stored mentally; gathering, collating and classifying information about data, people and things; frequently reporting and/or carrying out a prescribed action in relation to the information.
Speaking - Signalling (P6)
Talking with and/or signalling people to convey or exchange information; giving assignments and/or directions to helpers.
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.
Unregulated inside climate (L2)
An inside work environment where the temperature or humidity may be considerably different from normal room conditions. In some groups, the nature of the duties affects the temperature or humidity of the work environment.
An outdoor work environment where the worker is exposed to variations in weather conditions and seasonal weather patterns.
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.
Flying particles, falling objects (H6)
Exposure to flying particles and falling objects in the work environment that pose the risk of bodily injury. Flying particles refer to particles such as wood chips, metal particles and rock chips generated by the handling, crushing, grinding, rapid impact or explosion of materials.
Fire, steam, hot surfaces (H7)
Exposure to fire (rather than exposure to flammable substances that may ignite), to emissions of steam or to intensely hot surfaces that are potential sources of injury.
Dangerous locations (H8)
Working in locations that are inherently treacherous and are potential sources of injury. Such work locations include construction sites, underground sites, erected support structures and marine environments.
Work that produces sufficient noise - constant or intermittent - to cause marked distraction or possible loss of hearing.