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Unit 2 – Pre funeral checklist

The list below aims to help you to think about the process undertaken by Funeral Arrangers and Directors leading up to the day of the funeral:

  • Confirm details of the Client
  • Confirm details of the Deceased
  • Arrange for Burial or Cremation
  • Make arrangements for the Deceased to be  brought into care
  • Complete all statutory and non-statutory documentation
  • Check if a pre-paid funeral plan exists
  • Prepare the Deceased
  • Seek permission from the Client to embalm the deceased (if appropriate)
  • Identify the type of coffin required
  • Prepare the Coffin
  • Arrange visits to the Chapel of Rest
  • Arrange personalisation of the funeral service
  • Identify the type of funeral service i.e. religious; civil; humanist
  • Identify any provision for special needs or for disability
  • Arrange transportation; printing of service sheets; ordering and the delivery of flowers
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