MEP Inspection FAQs
Find answers to some of the most common questions related to MEP in-wall inspections.
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
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 are:
Fall protection (general requirements)
Fall protection (training)
Eye and face protection
General safety and health provisions
Specific excavation requirements
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. A construction safety management app can help with this.
What are other ways I can prepare for my MEP in-wall inspection?
Better safety education and utilizing construction quality control software is always a good place to start.
Raken’s toolbox talk topic library covers a wide range of safety topics—like electrical safety and fall protection. With our toolbox talk app, you can easily bulk schedule talks, read them from your mobile device in the field, and then pass your phone around to collect digital signatures. With better safety knowledge, your crews can complete projects more efficiently (and with less workplace injuries).
You can also explore our other construction checklists templates to customize them for your crew.