Contractors Job Site Checklist

Manual MaterialHandling                                                                                            Yes      No

Are mechanical devices being used in place of manual handling of material?

Are ropes, slings, chains, hook, cables, andchokers in good condition?

Proper staging of materials to minimize lifting and carrying? Rigging equipment inspected regularly and in

good condition? Is the handling of bagged material limited to 50lbs?

Are carrying handles being used when a single worker is carrying sheeted materials?


Housekeeping:Slips, Trips andFalls                                                                                Yes  No

Are walking and working surfaces clear and free of debris?

Are waste and trash containers provided, and used?

Is there regular removal of waste and trash from the containers? Does each trade cleanup after themselves?

Is adequate temporary lighting provided?

Is temporary storage of materials and supplies done in an organized fashion?


FireProtection andPrevention                                                                                         Yes  No

Are all flammable liquid containers clearly identified?

Are all flammable liquid containers UL of FM listed?

Have proper storage practices for flammables been observed? Are extinguishers readily accessible and serviced regularly?

Are hydrants clear and accessible for fire department personnel?

Have gas cylinders been chained upright with valve caps securely fastened? Has therebeen proper segregation between flammable gasses?

Proper labelingof full and empty cylinders?

Are temporary heaters located at a safe distance from combustibles? Is ventilation adequate for temporary heaters?






Are all switch gear, panels, and devices that are energized marked and/or guarded?



Lockout devices available/used on circuits that could become energized while being worked?



Are all temporary circuits properly guarded and grounded?



Are extension cords in continuous lengths without splice?



Are GFCI's and/or Assured Equipment Grounding Conductor Program being used?



If temporary lighting is provided, are bulbs protected against accidental breakage?



Are working surfaces clear of cords so as not to create a tripping hazard?



Is there a sufficient number of temporary outlets on the job site?



Any visual signs of outlet overloading?




Hazard Communication     Does the Program include:





A list of hazardous chemicals?



Container labeling?



Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)?



Employee training?



Informing other contractors?












Have utility companies been notified of proposed excavation work?



Are all tools, equipment, and shoring materials readily available prior to job start up?



Are overhead utility lines noted and precautions taken to avoid contact with equipment?



Is the spoil pile at least two feet from the edge of the excavation?



Is the excavation inspected daily or more frequently when conditions could affect the soil?



If needed, are barricades, stop logs, properly placed?



Has soil classification been made by a competent person?



Are excavations five feet or deeper correctly sloped, benched, shored or is a trench box used?



Is a ladder or other means of egress provided in trenches or excavations six feet or deeper?



When ladders are used, do they extend three feet above the surface and are they secured?



Are shoring and shielding systems inspected daily by a competent person?



Is the trench backfilled as soon a work is completed?