Construction Project Safety Checklist
Use this construction site 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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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|
Project Safety FAQs
What is a Construction Site Safety Checklist?
A construction site safety checklist is a tool that is used to be proactive about project safety and help identify potential hazards and risks on a construction site.
This tool can be used by general contractors, subcontractors, project managers, superintendents, foremen and others to check whether or not the jobsite is in a safe working condition. The construction site safety checklist should be incorporated into your regular workplace inspections.
Why is a Construction Site Safety Checklist Important?
A construction site safety checklist is important because it can help prevent accidents and injuries from occurring on your construction site, creating a safer work environment for all. When accidents happen and employees get injured, you may experience project delays, extra costs, or lower team morale.
Making safety a priority through this checklist helps teach crews how to work safely (and efficiently). That way, everyone can proactively protect themselves and the public—keeping projects on track.
What Should be Included in a Construction Site Safety Checklist?
Some important items to include in your construction site safety checklist include:
- 1. Exterior of Project - Ensure the exterior of your construction site is free from hazards so the public is protected.
- 2. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Confirm that everyone on the jobsite is wearing proper PPE for the jobs they are performing.
- 3. Housekeeping - Verify that the construction site is clean, tools and materials are organized, and walkways are free of slip, trip, and fall hazards.
- 4. On-Site Equipment - Ensure that all equipment is in good working condition and all workers using equipment are trained on how to use it.
These are just a few of the items that can be included on a construction site safety checklist. With Raken, you have the ability to customize each of our construction safety checklists to make them your own and specific to your construction sites.
What are other ways I can improve my construction project's safety?
The best way to improve your project safety is to utilize construction health and safety software and increase your project visibility. That’s because with accurate field data, you can make more informed decisions to lower risk.
Raken’s construction daily log software 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.
Monitor equipment maintenance needs, upload equipment inspection checklists, and take photos of owned and rental equipment with our construction equipment management software.
Our digital toolbox talks also make managing safety topics a breeze. Choose from our 100+ toolbox talk topics, 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.
See how this checklist works in the app
There’s an easier way to find and complete construction checklists—and we'd love to walk you through it in a personalized demo. (All demos come with a free trial, too.)