Framing Pre-Inspection Checklist

Use this Checklist to help verify that all scope of work is complete prior to your framing inspection.

Question Response Type
1. Are all walls completely framed? Yes No N/A
2. Are all soffits and ceilings completely framed? Yes No N/A
3. Are there any outstanding RFIs preventing work from being completed? Yes No N/A
4. If yes, what RFIs are outstanding? Text Answer
5. Are there any outstanding submittals preventing work from being completed? Yes No N/A
6. If yes, what submittals are outstanding? Text Answer
7. Is all in-wall MEP/FP rough scope complete? Yes No N/A
8. Is all overhead MEP/FP rough scope complete? Yes No N/A

What is a framing inspection?

In construction, framing is the structural support system of your building. This includes walls, doors, windows, flooring, and roofing—basically, the materials that hold your building together. Most framing materials are made of wood or steel, but more optimal materials can increase your building’s energy efficiency, too.

A framing inspection ensures the structure of your building is sturdy and safe for occupation.

Why is a pre-inspection for framing important?

Failing a framing inspection can cost you in more ways than one and can potentially push back your project’s budget or schedule—especially if you have to redo some of your work.

Conducting a framing pre-inspection helps you better prepare your building. How? With a pre-inspection checklist (like this one), you can make sure you completed your scope of work.

Pre-inspections for framing, and construction in general, help you save time and money in the long run.

What are the top hazards for framing contractors?

In 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states the top citations for framing were:

  1. 1. Residential construction, fall protection (lack of guardrails, safety nets, or personal fall arrest system)
  2. 2. Fall protection (unprotected sides and edges)
  3. 3. Eye and face protection
  4. 4. Training program
  5. 5. Portable ladders

According to OSHA, that same year, the top injury events for framing include:

Fatal Events

  1. 1. Head injuries
  2. 2. Falls
  3. 3. Struck by objects or equipment

Non-fatal events

  1. 1. Slips, trips, and falls
  2. 2. Overexertion and bodily reactions
  3. 3. Struck by objects or equipment

What are other ways I can prepare for my framing inspection?

Toolbox talks, or informal safety meetings, cover all the essential safety information and protocols. With Raken, you can choose topics from our digital library, bulk schedule them, and store completed talks—all in one place. Keeping your field crews up to date on safety guidelines, and improving safety documentation, is easier than ever.

By prioritizing jobsite safety from the start, you can make projects more efficient and safe.

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