Excavation Safety Checklist
Excavations are dangerous areas of work that put workers in harms way. Use this checklist as a baseline reference to ensure worker's safety.
|1. Has DigAlert been notified of this work?||Yes No N/A|
|2. If yes, are all the areas of existing utilities accurately represented?||Yes No N/A|
|3. Does the soil show any signs of weakening? ie cracks, sloughing, etc||Yes No N/A|
|4. Is the excavation deeper than 4'?||Yes No N/A|
|5. If yes, what shoring system is being utilized to ensure there are no cave-ins?||Text Answer|
|6. Is there safe access into and out of the excavation?||Yes No N/A|
|7. In case of an emergency, is there a rescue plan in place?||Yes No N/A|
|8. Will there be any hotwork performed inside the excavation?||Yes No N/A|
|9. If so, have measures been taken to ensure that oxygen levels stay at appropriate levels?||Yes No N/A|
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