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Jobsite Safety Inspection Checklist Form
A job-site safety inspection checklist form that covers PPE, housekeeping, fire protection, material handling & storage, tools, electrical, ladders, and more.
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What is a Jobsite Safety Inspection Checklist?
A Jobsite Safety Inspection Checklist is a high-level audit
identifying whether or not a work-site is following standard, general safety procedures.
- Emergency phone numbers and procedures posted?
- First aid supplies readily available?
- First aid supplies adequate for job manpower?
- Required posters and signs posted and readable?
Personal Protective Equipment
- Hard hats worn by all personnel in work areas?
- Eye and face protection worn as required?
- Hearing protection worn as required?
- Respiratory protection worn as required?
- Safety harnesses and lanyards worn for fall protection?
- Workers dressed properly for the job?
- Personal protective equipment in good condition?
- Safety supplies adequate for job manpower?
- Walkways and stairs kept clear of material and debris?
- Cords and hoses strung to prevent trip and fall hazard?
- Are liquid spills cleaned up immediately?
- Restrooms and eating areas clean?
- Work areas clean and orderly?
- Trash, scrap, and debris picked up and disposed of?
- Fire protection equipment well marked and accessible?
- Employees trained to use fire protection equipment?
- Fire extinguishers inspected monthly?
- Smoking prohibited where flammables are located?
- Flammables stored and handled in approved containers?
- Oily rags disposed of in an approved container?
Material Handling and Storage
- Materials stored neatly in stacks or piles?
- Cylindrical materials racked or cribbed and blocked?
- Loose materials containerized or palletized?
- Aisle space maintained around stored materials?
- Storage areas kept clear of scrap, debris, and trash?
- Slings and chokers in good condition?
- Chain falls and come-a-longs in good condition?
- Cranes operated in a safe manner by operators?
- Workers move from under suspended loads?
- Workers know and use proper crane signals?
- Crane hand signals posted on jobsite?
- Workers attach tag lines to loads?
- Hoisting hooks have safety latches?
- Running cables inspected and in good condition?
- Load limits marked on all hoisting rigs?
- Power tools have guards in place?
- Power tools either grounded or double insulated?
- Power tool cords and plugs in good condition?
- Impact tools with mushroomed heads dressed as needed?
- Broken tools repaired or replaced as needed?
Welding and Cutting
- Gas cylinders stored upright and secured?
- Oxygen cylinders segregated from fuel gas cylinders?
- Full cylinders segregated from empty cylinders?
- Caps secured on all cylinders not in use?
- Welding leads in good condition?
- Welding screens erected in high flash areas?
- Welding blankets used to protect materials/equipment?
- Fire watches posted as needed?
- Proper permits issued (as required)?
- Fire extinguishers kept close to hot work areas?
- 120 volt tools and equipment tested and color-coded?
- Extension cords heavy duty, 3-wire type?
- Temporary lights equipped with bulb guards?
- Sufficient lighting to work and move safely?
- Lockouts used to de-energize operational systems?
- Welders and stationary equipment properly grounded?
- Straight ladders secured at top landing?
- Straight ladders extend 36" above top landing?
- Straight ladders have feet or blocked at bottom?
- Straight ladders set up with a 4 to 1 slope?
- Top step of stepladders not used as a step?
- Climbing the back of stepladders prohibited?
- Workers use the proper height ladder for the job?
- Portable ladders used only by company employees?
Scaffolds and Manlifts
- All scaffold parts and hardware used as required?
- All scaffold hardware and parts in good condition?
- Scaffolds fully planked?
- All scaffold planks cleaned?
- Scaffolds have guardrails, midrails, and toe boards?
- Wheels on rolling scaffolds locked during scaffold use?
- Workers prohibited from riding rolling scaffolds?
- Manlifts in good operating condition?
- Only trained employees allowed to operate manlifts?
- Outriggers extended when manlifts are in use?
- Workers prohibited from exiting raised manlifts?
- Workers only allowed to work from floor of basket?
- Workers required to tie-off while basket is raised?
Handrails and Hole Covers
- Perimeters and drop-offs protected by rails or cables?
- Railings sturdy, continuous, and have midrails?
- Railings replaced after temporary removal?
- Floor holes protected by railings or hole covers?
- Hole covers secured to prevent movement?
- Hole covers marked to prevent accidental removal?
- Hole covers replaced after temporary removal?
Excavation and Trenching
- Excavations 5' or deeper shored, sloped, or boxed?
- Workers stay within shored area?
- Excavated spoil stored at safe distance from work?
- Barricades placed on all open sides at end of shift?
- Ladders placed every 50' for entry and egress?
- Excavations de-watered as needed?
- Backfill placed as soon as possible?
- Do crew leaders communicate with their crews on job methods?
- Do crew leaders react to employee safety recommendations?
- Do crew leaders address unsafe actions and conditions?
- Are safety meetings held weekly with all employees?
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