Construction Safety Checklist

Use this project safety checklist to help ensure that your construction project is kept in a safe working condition.

Exterior of Project

Use this section to help ensure that the exterior of your project is kept in a safe working condition and the public is protected from any hazards on the jobsite.

Question Response Type
1. Are all fences installed safely and supported properly? Yes No N/A
2. Is all project signage properly mounted and displayed for the public? Yes No N/A
3. Loading dock / material receiving area is clear of any vehicles or materials. Checkbox
4. All exterior equipment has proper flaggers, back-up signals, and is following speed limits. Checkbox
5. All trenching is being barricaded and workers are using shoring as required. Checkbox
6. All crane activities are working safely to ensure protection of workers and the public. Checkbox
7. Please indicate any safety issues specific to exterior of the project noted during the inspection. Text Answer

Personal Protective Equipment

Use this section to confirm that everyone on the jobsite is using proper PPE and following all safety protocols.

Question Response Type
1. Are all workers wearing hardhats, safety glasses, vests, and work boots? Yes No N/A
2. Any hazardous work occurring on site is utilizing all required PPE. Checkbox
3. All fall protection is being worn for work occurring above 6 feet. Checkbox
4. All visitors on site are wearing appropriate PPE. Checkbox
5. Please indicate any safety issues specific to PPE noted during the inspection. Text Answer


Use this section to verify that the project is clean and free of safety hazards.

Question Response Type
1. Are all areas of the project being kept clean and free of debris? Yes No N/A
2. Are all corridors, stairs, and paths of egress free of debris? Yes No N/A
3. Are any areas not up to housekeeping standards being addressed by the team? Yes No N/A
4. Project has adequate number of Fire Extinguishers and they are spaced as required. Checkbox
5. Please indicate any safety issues specific to housekeeping noted during the inspection. Text Answer

Equipment On Site

Use this section to ensure that all equipment is in good working condition and all workers using equipment are trained and understand the risks associated with all equipment.

Question Response Type
1. All workers using equipment on site have been trained to use that specific equipment. Checkbox
2. All workers using equipment on site are following manufacturer's and OSHA's requirements for safe use. Checkbox
3. All cords, plugs, and spider boxes are in good working condition Checkbox
5. Please indicate any safety issues specific to equipment noted during the inspection. Text Answer

What is project safety?

In the construction industry, project safety refers to jobsite conditions that effectively protect against potential hazards and risks. This includes safety and health protocols outlined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

The types of safety measures taken depends on the job and line of work. However, project safety is important on every jobsite.

Why is project safety important in construction?

Safety is one of the most crucial topics in the construction industry.

Without proper safety protocols, not only is the surrounding public at risk—your workers are also more likely to get injured, or even exposed to harmful chemicals. As a result, you experience project delays, extra costs, and lower team morale.

Making safety a priority will help you educate crews on how to work safely and efficiently. That way, everyone can proactively protect themselves—and keep projects on track.

What are the top 10 safety risks in the construction industry?

According to OSHA, the top 10 most frequently cited construction violations in 2020 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. Head protection
  8. 8. Specific excavation requirements
  9. 9. Hazard communication
  10. 10. Fall protection (systems criteria and practices)

What are other ways I can improve my project safety?

The best way to improve your project safety is to increase your project visibility. That’s because with accurate field data, you can make more informed decisions to lower risk.

Raken’s daily reports let your workers tell (and show) you exactly what happened that day—right from the mobile app. From weather conditions to notes and attachments, you’ll have real-time insight into your projects. No more surprises.

Our digital toolbox talks also make managing safety topics a breeze. Choose from our 100+ toolbox talks, bulk schedule them, and send talk materials directly to your field supervisor’s phone. Digital sign-in sheets and completed talks are stored in one place, too—so you can report safety training to clients.

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