Remove debris


Remove the waste from a construction or demolition site, or debris caused as consequence of a natural disaster, in order to secure the area and facilitate further working operations.

Alternative labels

debris removing
removing debris
debris clearing
clearing debris
clear debris

Skill type


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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Remove debris is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Emergency response worker: Emergency response workers work in missions to aid in emergency and disaster situations, such as natural disasters or oil spills. They clean up the debris or waste caused by the event, ensure the people involved are brought to safety, prevent further damage, and transport goods such as food and medical supplies.

Optional skill

Remove debris is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Solid waste operator: Solid waste operators operate and maintain solid waste treatment and distribution equipment, and test samples to monitor pollution. They assist in the collection and disposal of solid waste, such as construction and demolition debris, and ensure treatment is compliant to safety regulations. They ensure community waste containers are emptied, ensure proper differentiation between waste which needs to be recycled or disposed of, and monitor equipment.




  1. Remove debris – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022