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Safety Site Inspection Checklist

Regular safety inspections help management ensure that safe work practices are being maintained. Deploy this form to all your team members and have your employees assist with the safety inspection, awareness remains high and employees learn more about safety hazards. This form is quickly customizable to meet your specific needs regardless of length and requirements.

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Safety Site Inspection Checklist

Company Name

Jobsite Address

Superintendent

Date

Time

Inspector(s)

Jobsite General

Posters and safety signs/warnings?

Safety meetings held periodically?

First aid kit available and adequately stocked?

Job related safety training completed?

Accident reporting procedure established?

Substance abuse policy in place?

Injury records being kept?

Emergency telephone numbers posted?

Traffic routes identified?

Housekeeping and Sanitation

General neatness of work area(s)?

Regular disposal of waste and trash?

Procedures to handle hazardous waste?

Passageways and walkways clear?

Adequate lighting?

Waste containers provided and used?

Sanitary facilities adequate and clean?

Adequate potable water supply?

Adequate drinking cups?

Nails, boards, debris removed?

Eye flushing facilities available?

Emergency showers available?

Construction Area - Secured Access/After Hours

Warning signs in place?

Open ditches protected?

Drop-offs protected?

Ladders lowered?

Equipment secured?

Utility ditches flagged or barricaded?

Hazard Communication

Written program?

Employees trained?

MSDS’s on file and available?

Control and disposal measure(s) established?

Material properly stored and labeled?

Log of all chemicals on site available?

Labels legible?

Fire Prevention

Adequate number and type of fire extinguisher(s) available?

Fire prevention/extinguisher training accomplished?

Fire extinguisher inspections accomplished (monthly/periodically)?

Phone number of fire department posted?

Fire extinguisher(s) provided on appropriate equipment?

Are flammable liquids in approved containers and correctly labeled?

Are flammable liquids properly stored?

Fire alarm available/fire evacuation plan established?

Fuel supplies protected from accidental impact?

Fire training given to appropriate personnel?

Is equipment shut down prior to refueling?

Is equipment properly grounded to fuel trucks before refueling?

“No smoking” signs posted and enforced?

Hydrants clear, access to public thoroughfare open?

Flammable Liquids/Materials

Empty containers removed?

Only approved containers being used?

Containers stored in approved and appropriate area(s)?

Outside storage bermed for containment?

Storage tanks properly grounded, bonded & pressure relief provided?

Cylinders stored/secured in upright position?

Electrical

Electrical devices have current inspection and coding?

Electrical equipment properly maintained?

Equipment properly grounded?

Assured equipment grounding program established?

GFCI used and tested where required?

Fuses provided?

Electrical dangers posted?

Proper fire extinguisher(s) provided?

Are terminal boxes equipped with required covers (cover used)?

Are circuits labeled in terminal boxes?

Personal Protective Equipment

Hazard evaluation accomplished and certified?

Protective equipment adequate for exposure?

Employees issued PPE where needed?

Is PPE being used?

Employees trained in the use of PPE?

Are inspections being accomplished periodically/before and after use?

Adequate maintenance and sanitary storage available/ utilized?

Adequate fall protection provided?

Eye protection?

Face protection (glasses, goggles, shields)?

Hearing protection?

Respirators and masks?

Respirators used for harmful dust, asbestos, sand blasting, welding?

Head protection?

Hand and foot protection?

Physicals accomplished as required?

Hand Tools

Proper tool used for the job?

Handles free of cracks and attached to tool properly?

Inspections and proper maintenance accomplished prior to use?

Neatly stored, safely carried?

Power Tools

Good housekeeping where tools are used?

Inspections and proper maintenance accomplished?

Tools grounded properly or double insulated?

Guards in place and used correctly?

Damaged or malfunctioning tools tagged out until repaired or replaced?

Local laws and ordinance compliance?

All operators qualified?

Tools protected from unauthorized use?

Competent instruction and supervision?

Cords included in electrical inspection?

Ladders

Ladders inspected and in good condition?

Ladders used properly for type of exposure?

Ladders secured to prevent slipping, sliding, or falling?

Do siderails extend 36” above top of landing?

Are ladders spliced?

Rungs or cleats not over 12” on center?

Proper maintenance and storage?

Are ladders painted?

Do fixed ladders in excess of 20 feet have fall protection?

Are aluminim ladders of sufficient strength for the task?

Scaffolds

Erection properly supervised?

All structural members free from defects and meet safety factor?

Are all connections secure?

Are scaffolds erected on solid footing?

Is scaffold tied to structure?

Are working areas free of dirt, debris, snow, ice, grease, etc.?

Are workers protected from falling objects?

Is scaffold plumb and square, with cross-bracing?

Are guard rails, intermediate rails, and toeboards in place?

Are ropes and cables in good condition?

Fall protection available and in use?

Excavation and Shoring

Are holes, trenches, and cuts over 5 feet deep shored, sloped or trench boxes used?

Operation supervised by competent person?

Spoil banks at least 2 feet from edges of cut?

Ladders placed to ensure no greater than 25 feet of lateral travel by worker?

Ladder properly secured?

Are adjacent structures properly shored?

Is shoring and sheathing correct for soil and depth?

Are roads and sidewalks supported and protected?

Excavation barricaded and lighting provided?

Are equipment ramps adequate?

Have underground utility installations been identified?

Registered professional engineer design/approval accomplished?

Confined space entry permit required plan established?

Are daily inspections completed by a competent person?

Motor Vehicles

Regular inspection and maintenance?

Qualified operators?

Local and state laws observed?

Brakes, lights, warning devices operative?

Weight limits and load stress controlled?

Personnel carried in correct manner?

All glass in good condition?

Backup signals provided?

Fire extinguisher(s) installed?

Seat belts worn?

Tie down straps or chains inspected?

Are all vehicles checked at the beginning of each shift?

Welding and Cutting

Are operators qualified?

Screens and shields in place?

Are oxygen and acetylene stored properly?

Are bottles not in use secured with caps in place?

Proper eye protection and PPE used?

Fire extinguisher located near operations?

“Hot work” permit completed and posted in areas requiring such permit?

Are valves shut-off and regulators backed off each night?

Flashback arrestors placed on hoses (O2 and fuel gas)?

Electrical equipment grounded?

Area inspected for fire hazards?

Gas lines and power cables protected and in good condition?

Proper ventilation?

Welding permit program?

Note: This construction safety inspection checklist is not designed to supersede existing safety inspection checklists, rather it should be used only as a general guideline. You are encouraged to customize this general guideline to accommodate your specific operations.