Top 10 Construction Safety Checklists in 2020 (with Templates)

As COVID-19 continues to affect construction companies around the world, the top safety inspection checklists used so far in 2020 reflect the world we live in. Most importantly, they show greater attention to personal health and company hygiene.

Even with a focus on hygiene, it’s equally important not to lose sight of all the other safety measures needed to prevent hazards, especially the Big Four.

Recent Safesite user data found that these top construction safety checklists are in heavy rotation among companies across the U.S. Are you missing a vital checklist or inspection in your library? Find some of the essential safety checklists and inspections below.

How We Arrived at This List

The top construction inspections list were taken from anonymous, aggregate data in the Safesite safety management system. Our users access a checklist in the app, start a walk-through, check off items, and document the inspection.

Note that this list is slightly skewed toward national contractors — and very skewed toward daily or weekly inspections. (For important but less frequent inspections, check out our list of top OSHA self-inspections.)

This list does not include company-owned templates that our users upload or create within the Safesite dashboard.

We’ll update this list throughout the year to reflect the most up-to-date information. 

2020’s Most Popular Safety Inspections

Without further ado, here are the top 10 safety inspections checklists used by construction companies on Safesite. You can run any of these inspections for free on the app (iOS, Android).  

Jobsite Hazard Identification Checklist

An OSHA inspector could turn up in your front office tomorrow. Will you be ready?

The Jobsite Hazard Identification Checklist helps you manage regular inspections, identify damage and defects, and raise hazards.

Use this OSHA checklist to inspect equiptment, check work areas for hazards, and ensure employees use best practices when operating equipment on site.

Run the Jobsite Hazard Identification Checklist >

PPE Inspection

It’s not enough to have PPE. It also needs to be appropriate, functional, and capable of protecting workers when needed. To get there, you need to regularly monitor both your PPE Hazard Analysis and your PPE stockpile.

Use the PPE Inspection checklist to keep tabs on your PPE inventory in an OSHA compliant manner.

Run the Personal Protective Equipment Inspection >

Housekeeping Inspection

In a COVID-19 world, housekeeping is more important than ever. While poor standards are always a hazard, new threats lurk in the air and on surfaces.

The ever-popular Housekeeping Inpsection enables you to formally manage dust, water, personnel facilities, servicing schedules, and work area conditions all in one place.

Run the Housekeeping Standards Inspection >

Electrical Cord, Plug Equipment, and Tool Safety Checklist

Electrocution is one of OSHA’s Big Four Construction Hazards, but it’s a hazard threat regardless of your industry. To comply with OSHA regulations and pass inspections, you need to identify potential hazards related to electrical equipment and tools in addition to cords and outlets.

Use the Electrical Cord, Plug Equipment, and Tool Safety checklist to do just that.

Run the Electrical Cord, Plug Equipment and Tool Safety checklist >

Fall Protection Checklist

Falls from heights are one of the most common workplace injuries, but preventing them is possible in most cases. To protect workers, you need to determine the fall risk exposures and identify the right fall protection equipment for each circumstance.

Use Safesite’s Fall Protection Checklist to analyze your fall protection program, identify the correct fall protection equipment, store and maintain the equipment, and deal with ladders and scaffolding.

Run the Fall Protection checklist >

Scaffolding Safety Checklist

Working at height is a huge hazard, so it’s clear why the next most popular Safesite checklist after fall protection is scaffolding safety.

Every part of the scaffolding needs inspection before a worker gets up on it. Use the Scaffolding Safety Checklist to be met OSHA regulations and ensure the scaffolding is secure before use.

Run the Scaffolding Safety Checklist > 

First Aid / CPR / AED Checklist

You have first aid kits and emergency equipment, as per OSHA. However, you also need to make sure your kits and equipment are ready for any emergency.

Use Safesite’s First Aid / CPR/ AED Checklist once a month to confirm that your first aid kit includes the minimum contents and that your AED device functions. It also confirms training and preparation

Run the First Aid / CPR / AED Checklist >

Hand and Power Tool Safety Checklist

The Electrical Cord, Plug, and Tool checklist is a great start to prevention incidents related to hand and power tools. However, you’ll also need a Hand and Power Tool Safety checklist to handle the other hazards toosl present, like slips, falls, and strains.

The Hand and Power Tool Safety Checklist covers cords plus wear and tear, damage, and set-up.

Run the Hand and Power Tool Safety checklist >

General Ladder Safety Checklist

Another work at heights and fall prevention checklist. The Safesite General Ladder Safety Checklist will walk you through all the requirements and rules associated with the use of ladders.

Run the General Ladder Safety Checklist >

Hot Work and Welding Inspection Template

Cutting, welding, soldering, and brazing are all forms of hot work covered in this template. Use the inspection to deal with hazards caused by fumes, gases, hot metal, sparks, and radiant energy.

The 14 questions in the Hot Work and Welding Inspection Template cover everything from authorization to storage to proper use.

Run the Hot Work and Welding Inspection Template >

Get More Checklists

Safety checklists make sure your operations run safely and smoothly on a day-to-day basis. These checklists are among Safesite’s most popular inspections and forms, but they’re just a fraction of the free mobile inpsections available on the Safesite app.

Find the full checklist library online or on the Safesite app.

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