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Construction Site Workplace Safety Checklist

A construction site workplace safety checklist is used to assess safety hazards within a given construction site. Perform a general site safety walk of your construction site and examine hazards across key areas of PPE, scaffolding, emergency evacuation, signage and toolbox talk processes. Include photo evidence of safety hazards identified on site.
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Construction Site Workplace Safety Checklist


Site Control

Hazard board and signage up-to-date
Environmental plans/measures
Toolbox talk last date
Safety inductions for all on site
Safety notice board current

Site Facilities

Offices clean, adequate & good lighting
Smoko sheds – clean, potable water
Tool/equipment sheds adequate
Toilets – clean, washing water

General Site Tidiness and Accessways

Clear, safe access to work areas
Stairways and accessways clear
Hoardings/fence and gates secure
Loose materials secure from wind

Personal Protective Equipment

Signage displayed and legible
Hardhats being worn
Correct footwear being worn
Glasses/ear muffs/vests/masks used
Hazard evaluations been performed and certified
Protective equipment adequate for exposure
Employees issued with PPE where needed
PPE being used and are in good condition
Inspections being conducted before and after use of PPE
Adequate maintenance and sanitary storage available and used
Adequate fall protection provided
Eye protection available
Face protection (glasses, goggles, shields) available and are in good condition
Hearing protection available
Respirators and masks provided
Respirators used to protect against harmful dust, asbestos, sand blasting, and welding (lead, paint, and galvanized zinc or cadmium)
Head protection available
Hand and foot protection available
Physical exams performed as required

Fire Extinguishers and Fire Protection

Fire extinguishers fully charged, operable, and kept in designated places at all times
Portable fires extinguishers inspected monthly
Employees are expected to use fire extinguishers, they've been trained in the general principles of fire extinguisher use and hazards involved with the incipient stage of firefighting
Fire alarm system tested annually

Emergency Evacuation

Written emergency and fire prevention plans made available to building occupants for review
Occupants been trained in emergency evacuation of the building
Emergency drills conducted on a routine basis

Cranes/Hoist/Lifting Equipment

Proper lift assessment plan done
Crane certification current
Slings/chains certified
Operator procedures in place
Inspections being done
Man cage available
Emergency plan in place

Compressed Air Equipment

In good condition
Appropriate guards fitted
Trained user


Correctly shored
Access controlled

Hot Works

Hot work permits being issued
Fire extinguishers on hand
Operators using PPE

Electrical Equipment/Plant

Main board lockable/weatherproof
Current tagged and damage-free leads
Current tagged plant
Current tagged lifeguards
Leads safely placed
Electrical equipment/plant – good condition
Electrical equipment/plant – appropriate guards on plant
Adequate temporary lighting

Scaffolding – Planks Secured

Notifiable weekly Scaftag/current
Toe boards
Base sound
Work platforms clear
Platforms trip free
Planks tied down
Headroom clear
Ties/bracing adequate


Good condition
Secured top and bottom
Stays to step ladders
Working 2 steps down


Additional recommendation
Full Name & Signature of Inspector
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