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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. Questions include:


  • 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

  • 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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