MEP In-Wall Pre-Inspection Checklist

Use this checklist to help verify that all scope of work is complete prior to your MEP in-wall inspection.

Question Response Type
1. Are all walls completely framed? Yes No N/A
2. All 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 an MEP in-wall inspection?

In construction, MEP stands for mechanical, engineering, and plumbing.

MEP engineers are responsible for the system design and construction of things like:

  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Ventilation systems
  • Wiring, conductors, and lighting
  • Sinks, showers, and toilets
  • An MEP in-wall inspection ensures that these technical systems are safely installed and in place.

    Why is a pre-inspection for MEP important?

    MEP frameworks are essential to preparing a building for human occupation. They’re also constantly interacting with one another—so it’s important to make sure they’re installed properly.

    With a pre-inspection, you can save time and money by spotting potential issues throughout the project’s life cycle. Tracking the quality of your MEP work as you do it helps keep projects on schedule and budget. Especially if you don’t have to redo anything.

    Pre-inspections for any construction projects will ensure you complete your scope of work, too.

    What are the top hazards for MEP contractors?

    According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the top 10 most frequently cited construction violations in 2019 were:

    1. 1. Fall protection (general requirements)
    2. 2. Scaffolding
    3. 3. Ladders
    4. 4. Fall protection (training)
    5. 5. Eye and face protection
    6. 6. General safety and health provisions
    7. 7. Hazard communication
    8. 8. Head protection
    9. 9. Specific excavation requirements
    10. 10. Fall protection (systems criteria and practices)

    These violations are general to the construction industry. However, MEP work involves a lot of height work. That’s why you have to make sure you put the right safety protocols in place to protect your workers from slips, trips, and falls—and other related hazards.

    What are other ways I can prepare for my MEP in-wall inspection?

    Better safety education is always a good place to start.

    Raken’s Toolbox Talks library covers a wide range of safety topics—like electrical safety and fall protection. You can also bulk schedule talks, so safety is promoted at the company level. With better safety knowledge, your crews can complete projects more efficiently (and with less workplace injuries).

    You can also explore our other construction checklists and checklist templates to customize.

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