General Safety

  • Are personnel active on the project?

  • All personnel are wearing hard hats

  • All personnel are wearing safety glasses

  • All personnel are wearing high visibility clothing

  • All personnel onsite have successfully completed orientation

  • All personnel are conducting daily planning activities (Task Hazard Analysis)

  • Workarea is clean and materials organized

  • Lighting in all work areas is adequate

  • Fire extinguishers are available, inspected, and in good working order

  • Emergency Action Plan and escape routes are complete and readily available

  • Ventilation in work area is effective

Mobile Equipment

  • Is mobile equipment (i.e. earth moving equipment, lulls, fork trucks) being utilized on the project?

  • Mobile equipment has been inspected

  • Operator is functioning in a competent manner

  • Spotter are being utilized to assist in backing up and protecting operator's blind spots

  • Backup alarm and horn are operational

  • Operator is wearing safety belt

  • Pedestrians are aware and are staying clear of mobile equipment operation

Cranes, Rigging, Hoisting, Suspended Loads

  • Are cranes being utilized?

  • Operator has training certification on person and available

  • Operator appears to be competent in running crane

  • Crane has annual and daily inspection

  • Barriers around crane are established to protect for swing radius

  • Outriggers and cribbing is effectively utilized

  • If necessary, a critical lift plan is completed and approved

  • Are suspended loads present?

  • Personnel rigging and signaling are trained

  • Rigging equipment has been inspected and is in good working condition

  • Loads are balanced and rigged correctly

  • Suspended loads are away from personnel

  • Tag lines are used on all suspended loads


  • Are ladders being used?

  • Ladders are free of damage and defects

  • Ladders are set up and secured

  • Personnel using ladder is maintaining three points of contact

  • Ladders are made of fiberglass


  • Are scissors lifts being used?

  • Scissors lift has been inspected

  • Scissors lift is being operated on a level surface

  • Personnel have feet on deck of scissors lift

  • Chain on scissors lift is attached

  • Are aerial lifts being used?

  • Aerial lift has been inspected

  • Ground is suitable for safe operation

  • Personnel in basket are utilizing fall protection (i.e. harness and lanyard) and are tied off to the basket

  • Personnel in basket are only working off of basket platform (i.e. not standing on rails)

  • Operator of aerial lift is doing so in a safe manner

  • Personnel are clear below working area of elevated aerial lift

Public Protection

  • Does the work potentially interact with public and/or staff?

  • The perimeter of the work area identified and protected

  • Signage is present identifying work areas as "Construction Zone"

Fall Protection

  • Are personnel working with their feet at/or above 6 feet?

  • Are guardrails present

  • Top rail, mid-rail, and toe board present in all areas

  • Toprail, mid-rail, and toe board sturdy (200 pounds of force) and in good condition

  • Is a harness, lanyard, and anchor point being used?

  • Anchor point is secure and can withstand 5,000 pounds

  • Lanyard is securely affixed to anchor point and harness

  • Lanyard is in good condition and the correct type of lanyard is utilized for working environment

  • Harness fits well and is in good condition

  • Are covers being utilized to protect floor penetrations greater than 2 inches in diameter?

  • Covers are secured and labeled as "HOLE

  • Material used for floor penetration protection has sufficient load capacity for activity in work area


  • Is electrical power for tools, equipment, lighting, etc. being used?

  • Electrical panels and/or cabinets are identified and secured

  • Electrical cords, pugs, and/or outlets are in good working condition

  • Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) are used with all electrical tools and equipment

  • Electrical cords are out of walkways

Fire Protection

  • Are flammable and/or combustable materials being stored on the project?

  • All flammable and combustable materials are stored in a safe location

  • Location of stored flammable and combustable materials are identified with signage and secure

  • Compressed gas cylinders are secured, upright, and are capped

  • Are grinding, cutting, welding or any other spark producing activities being conducted?

  • If required, are Hot Work Permits completed, reviewed, and approved?

  • A fire extinguisher available for the activity being conducted

  • All flames, sparks and/or slag is contained from spreading (i.e. floor penetrations, stairways, etc.)

  • Gauges, hoses, cables, and welding leads in good working condition

  • Flash arrest protection is present with torches

  • When welding, flash protection is used

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