What you notice when you arrive Must Do (Compliance/Requirements)

  • A fence and/ or secure perimeter, Skanska branding

  • Clean and organize out side the fence

  • Project team conducts stretch and flex and pret-task plans each morning and all subs participate

  • Proper signage on the fence related to IFE/PPE/check in procedures

  • Control worker entry points ( not multiple points)

  • Public protected from safety hazards (overhead protection, barriers, etc.)

  • Entry points have gates that are lockable

What you notice when you arrive BEST PRACTICE-BEST IN CLASS

  • Gates are manned

  • General attitude of people choosing to follow the rules versus being forced to

  • Hear things like "This is the best project I don't think I have ever been on, I almost don't want to go to the next job"

  • Site has a culture of cleanliness-not a cycle of messy and then big cleanup

  • People know each other by name

  • All Skanska staff participate in S&F and Pre task planning and Skanska Staff and subs understand the benefit of S&F and make Pre-task The most important part of their day

  • A culture of planning exists versus firefighting

Inside the fence/ outside the building. MUST DO's (compliance / requirements )

  • Every worker is wearing their PPE (hard hat, glasses, gloves, reflective vest)

  • Organize storage of materials, no excessive material or equipment

  • Signalmen are present to support moving construction equipment

  • Clear path of travel for construction vehicles and workers

  • Proper warning/caution sign

  • Emergency rally points are clear

  • Site is clean. No litter/debris

  • Back up alarms are working

  • Rebar caps and other implement hazards protected

  • Spill kits visible and/ or crews no where they are and procedures for use.

Inside the fence / outside the building BEST PRACTICE-BEST IN CLASS

  • You can feel the site logistics plan is in place (coordinated material flow, dumpsters, portable toilets, etc.)

Inside the trailer/ field office. Must Do (Compliance / Requirements)

  • The field office is kept up/ organized

  • Signage is posted promoting IFE as well as Skanska required sign postings

  • Every worker has gone through project specific orientation before starting work

  • Job has been providing regular IFE orientation (English/ Spanish)

  • Job has completed SSW training

Inside the trailer/ field office. BEST PRACTICE-BEST IN CLASS

  • Safety has a place in the trailer for the organization of Subcontractor site specific safety plans,Pre Task, SHMS/SHMP, OSHA 200 log, and all things safety and the team knows where to access those things and each member can and does access safety information.

  • Extra PPE is organized and the trailer for use by guest

  • The field office is organized in a way that facilitates team collaboration

Inside the building MUST DO's (Compliance / Requirements)

  • Floors in pathways are kept clean/swept on a regular basis

  • Cords are laying around everywhere creating tripping hazards

  • Every worker is wearing their PPE (Hard Hats, Glasses, Gloves, Reflective vests)

  • Where lifts are being used,, workers are tied off

  • Ladder safety rules are followed

  • Designated areas where hazardous work may be taking place have signaled and isolated, including overhead work

  • All fall hazards are abated (edges, holes shafts, work at high)

  • Hot utilities (electrical / steam / other) are protected identified, locked / tagged )

  • Extra PPE is being used where appropriate (Face shield, Ear protection, welding PPE)

  • Fire extinguishers are posted at various locations

  • Workers have been drilled on emergency procedures (911, evacuations, etc.)

Inside the building - BEST PRACTICE-BEST IN CLASS

  • Ladders are being used as a last resort

  • Worker collaboration is evident (cooperation can be seen between other trades)

  • Workers or in pairs to avoid a lack of care if an injury occurs

  • Trades people are cleaning up their mess

  • Workers are smiling and obviously getting along ( they actually enjoyed being there)

  • Signage and posters are developed using the workers from that project in the photos that show both the right way and wrong way of being safe


  • When accidents or serious near misses our occur-is an accident investigation conducted to conclude finding the root cause was corrective actions? Our corrective actions followed to completion

  • Is the entire Skanska staff present during stretch and flex and engage or a holding side conversations

  • Is a pre-con meeting held with all subs before their work begins

  • Do subcontractors bring up safety concerns? If so, are those concerns dealt with in a timely fashion

  • Do various Skanska staff members conduct safety meetings or is the safety professional relied upon to conduct all safety meetings

  • Do you subcontractors really feel they can stop work without retaliation.

  • Have any contractor stop work due to a safety concern

  • Have any Skanska members other than the safety professional ever stop work due to a safety concern

  • Our safety concerns observed during PLST walks addressed in a timely fashion

  • Does the onsite Skanska staff support IFE training, even when under pressure regarding schedule, conflict with subs, etc.…

  • What are random subs opinions of the project

  • Do the subs know the superintendent for Skanska's name

  • Do the subs feel Skanska would put production before safety

  • Do you feel safe at this project

  • Do you know what IFE stands for means

  • Do you believe Skanska team members on this project are part of the IFE culture

  • On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being the lowest 10 being the highest, what grade would you give this project regards to your safety

  • Have you ever reported a near miss

  • Do you believe Skanska is consistent on safety.

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