Electrical Safety

Are all extension cords and too cords free from visible damage?

Do all cords have a properly grounded plug (all three prongs are present on plug)?

Are GFCI (ground fault) receptacles in use on all power source cords and tools?

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

Are all employees and subcontractors employees wearing safety glasses?

Are employees working at or above the grid inside or working on scaffolding outside wearing hard hats?

Are employees doing demolition or working where there are overhead hazards wearing hard hats?

Are all workers who are carrying tools or materials in excess of 55lbs, or who may be exposed to other foot hazards wearing steel toe boots?

Are all workers working in active traffic areas either on lifts or on foot wearing a hi-visibility vest, jacket or other hi-viz clothing?

General Site Conditions

Do all barricaded areas have sufficient fire extinguishers within the barricaded area?

Are all electrical cords taped or secured so they are not a trip hazard?

Is general housekeeping on the site maintained (including areas in front and behind barricades)?

Are all construction entrances to barricaded areas marked with "Authorized Personnel Only" signage?

Are all work areas, tool storage, equipment, and lay-down areas properly marked and barricaded or protected?

Do all fenced areas have "no trespassing" signs posted on perimeter fencing?

Powered Lifts

Do all operators of powered lifts have appropriate and current (w/in 3 years) licensing through Woods to operate that equipment?

Are all scissor lift chains in place?

Are all feet planted on the platforms of the lifts (I.e. not on railings)?

Lull and Forklift: are seat belts being used?

Articulating boom and mobile platforms attached to lifts: are harnesses being used, properly worn and properly tethered?

Are operators of lifts outside the building wearing DOT / Hi-Viz vest?

General Safety - Observations

Are all barricade doors closed and locked?

Are all barricade edges lined up so there are no trip hazards?

Do all emergency exit routes and doors have free and easy access and a clear path of travel both to the door and from the door away from the building?

Are all ladders in use being used safely? Set up correctly / No standing on top 2 steps / etc...?

Are all fire extinguishers, electrical panels, fire risers/shutoffs, and other emergency equipment free from obstruction and clearly accessible?

Are all workers operating internal combustion equipment inside the building or other enclosed space(s) using a Carbon Monoxide monitor?

Are all propane containers NOT IN USE stored outside the building?

Are workers involved in spraying operations wearing approved respirators?

Are workers within 10 feet of leading edge (>6' fall to next level) wearing harness and tether to approved attachment point (5400 lbs cap.)?

Do all containers containing chemicals have a label showing container contents?

Are there any other trip/fall hazards observed inside or out as you walk the site (flooring transitions, temporary flooring changes, sidewalks, parking lots, etc...)?

Superintendent / Foreman Comments & Signature


Foreman Signature
Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.