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European core profile "Upholsterer"

The upholsterer produces upholstery and upholstered parts of furniture. He or she works as a skilled worker for large and medium sized companies operating in the upholstery industry or in small, more craft based companies.

The upholsterer

  • works in accordance with basic health and safety regulations, including environmental protection and efficient energy use
  • Works in a customer-oriented manner

  • Considers cost- and time-effectiveness when planning and organizing his/her work in his/her area of influence

  • Contributes to continuous improvement of work processes in the company

  • Coordinates work with the rest of the team, report to his/her team leader

  • Cooperates with other departments (administrative, commercial and technical services)

  • Assists in the implementation of quality assurance activities



The upholsterer works under the supervision of the team leader/foreperson and has a high level of responsibility for the quality of his/her own work and the work of co-workers.

He/she works independently in familiar and predictable contexts. He/she adapts his/her behaviour to the situation when solving problems. He/she is able to investigate new materials and innovative work-methods.


A skilled upholsterer is able to deal with the following aspects of knowledge, skills and competencies:

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