ISCO 08 Code  5153     Building caretakers

Lead Statement
Building caretakers take care of apartment houses, hotels, offices, churches and other buildings and maintain them in a clean and orderly condition. They may supervise other workers and contractors depending on the size and nature of the building concerned.

Task statement
Tasks include:

  • Supervising the work of cleaning, housekeeping and building maintenance staff and contractors;
  • participating in cleaning, simple repairs and maintenance of building interiors;
  • tending furnaces and boilers to ensure provision of heat and hot water;
  • regulating conduct of tenants and visitors in such matters as noise abatement or misuse of property;
  • providing small services to absent tenants such as accepting deliveries on their behalf or providing requested information to callers;
  • notifying management and owners of buildings of the need for major repairs;
  • patrolling buildings to ensure security is maintained;
  • filling out registration forms and providing tenants with copies of rules.

Included occupations
Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Caretaker, building/cleaning
  • Concierge, building
  • Janitor
  • Sexton

(NCvB; Mei 2010)