Daily Safety Inspection Checklist

A daily safety inspection is the routine examination of all areas of work, equipment, and machinery to ensure optimum safety for the workers. This is used on a daily basis before work begins and includes a breakdown of tasks. A physical walk-through with a detailed eye of detail helps find pitfalls in safety measures and suggestive actions are implemented.

Corrective actions
Were any deficiencies observed today?
Safety suggestions
Emergency Response
Are emergency procedures displayed?
Is training of emergency plans implemented?
Is there a lack of emergency plans on-site?
Is there a lack of first aid kits on-site?
Are formally trained first aiders available on site?
Is dig safe called 72 hrs after excavation?
Is the underground utility location identified?
Is there appropriate sloping or shoring?
Are there adequate means of entry and exit?
Are spoils, material, and equipment kept at least 2ft away from edge of excavation?
Are the means of egress within 25 ft of workers?
Is working area access controlled?
Is there a competent person on site?
Fire protection
Are extinguishers inspected monthly?
Are extinguishers visible and accessible at all times?
Is the locker pin intact and the tamper seal is unbroken?
Are there any signs of damage like corrosion or clogged nozzle in the extinguisher?
Weather conditions on site
Today's temperature
Are there any safety concerns due to the weather?
Name of sub-contractor on site
Is there a dedicated representative for the sub-contractor?
Current activities going on
No. of workers on site
Have all the workers received induction?
Have all the workers signed AHA?
Are there any toolbox talks or safety meetings planned?
Hand tools
Are hand tools in good condition?
Are tools with moving parts fitted with adequate safety guards to avoid physical contact with moving parts?
Are damaged tools removed for service?
Are they repaired or replaced as soon as the defect is found?
Is there any additional PPE needed?
Are cords in good condition?
Hot works
Are there any fire hazards?
Is hot work permit posted on the safety board?
Is there a fire watch present?
Are fire extinguishers available?
Are welding leads and hoses in good condition?
Is a welding screen available?
Is housekeeping in good condition?
Are materials stacked in a way to avoid tripping, slipping or falling?
Are walkways clear of obstruction?
Are toilets and washing areas clean and tidy?
Is there hot and cold running water in toilets and washing areas?
Motorized equipment
Are backup alarms in good condition?
Is the equipment in good condition?
Are parking brakes working?
Are daily inspections conducted and recorded?
Is safe work procedure being followed?
Are seat belts being worn?
Are all operators trained?
Is there adequate dust control in place?
Is there a need for training in safety, maintenance, or clean-up?
Are face shields being used?
Are safety glasses being used?
Is PPE in good condition?
Are workers using suitable footwear?
Are hard hats available and being used?
Are hand and arm protection available?
Is hearing protection available?
Is there adequate respiratory protection on-site?
Is there any lack of PPE?
Is PPE safe?
Traffic management
Are there adequate signs on the road to alert drivers?
Is a traffic management plan in place?
Are there 2 safe egresses in case of emergency at flagger stations?
Are there adequate controls of TMP in place?
Are flaggers trained in their job?
Do they carry a valid flagger certification card?

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