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  • Emergency contact numbers posted?

  • First-aid supplies available?

  • Required signage posted?

  • Safe access to work areas?

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Hard hats worn by employees?

  • Eye and face protection used where required?

  • Hearing protection used where required?

  • Respiratory protection used where required?

  • Gloves used when required?

  • Other required PPE used when required?

  • Employees dressed properly for the task at hand?

  • PPE in good condition?

  • PPE appropriate for the work?


  • Walkways clear of material and debris?

  • Trash and debris cleaned up?

  • Extension cords and hoses kept out of walkways?

  • Liquid spills cleaned up to avoid slip and fall hazards?

  • Material storage areas kept orderly and clean?

  • Gangboxes neat and orderly?

  • Trash receptacles available where required?

Fire protection

  • Fire protection equipment available?

  • Fire watch used where required?

  • Fire extinguishers charged properly?

  • Flammable materials stored properly?

  • Combustible trash cleaned up properly?

  • Proper fuel containers used?

Material handling and storage

  • Materials stored neatly in stacks or piles?

  • Loose materials palletized or containerized?

  • Clear walkways maintained around storage areas?

  • Storage areas kept free of trash and debris?

Crane and rigging

  • Slings and chokers in good condition?

  • Properly trained riggers?

  • Proper signals in use?

  • Tag lines used on all lifts?

  • Hooks equipped with safety latches?

  • Proper lifting techniques in place?

Hand and power tools

  • Guards in place where required?

  • Power tools grounded properly?

  • Power tools cords in good condition?

  • Impact tools free of mushroomed heads?

  • Broken or defective tools taken out of service when required?

  • Hand tools in proper working condition?

  • Proper tools being used for the task?

Welding and cutting

  • Compressed gas cylinders stored and secured properly?

  • Oxygen cylinders stored separately from fuel gas cylinders?

  • Cylinders equipped with caps when not in use?

  • Welding leads in good condition?

  • Welding blankets used where required?

  • Fire watches in place where required?

  • Hot work permits in place where required?

  • Fire extinguisher in the area of all hot work?


  • GFCI's in use?

  • Extension cords free of damage and repairs?

  • LOTO in place where required?

  • Electrical equipment grounded properly?


  • Job made ladders built properly?

  • Ladders in good condition?

  • Ladders installed properly?

  • Ladders used properly?

  • Proper ladders being used for the task?

  • Extension ladders set up with the proper 4:1 slope?

  • Ladders secured where required?


  • All scaffold parts and equipment in place where required?

  • Scaffold parts in good condition?

  • Scaffold properly erected?

  • Scaffold fully planked?

  • Scaffold guardrails in place with toe boards and midrails?

  • Wheels on mobile scaffolds locked when in use?

  • Scaffold built on firm level base?

  • Proper scaffold access in place?

  • Scaffold inspected before each shift with inspection tag in place?

Boom lifts and man lifts

  • Only trained employees allowed to operate equipment?

  • Outriggers used where required?

  • Proper fall protection used while operating equipment?

  • Equipment operated safely?

Fall protection

  • Employees protected from falls?

  • Handrails installed properly?

  • Toe boards installed properly?

  • Fall protection anchored properly?

  • Fall protection equipment inspected and in good condition?

  • Holes covered, secured and labeled properly?

Excavation and trenching

  • Excavations and trenches over 5 feet protected?

  • Excavations and trenches over 4 feet equipped with proper access and egress?

  • Employees working only in the protected, shored area?

  • Spoil piles at safe distance from edge?

  • Access and egress within 50 feet of employees?

  • Excavations and trenches inspected each shift before employees enter?

  • Excavation and trench shored properly for type of soil?


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