As a general contractor, specialty contractor or project manager on a construction site, Cal/OSHA requires you to complete a preconstruction safety inspection. This inspection report is expected to take into account items including safety requirements, how you will implement risk management to keep your employees and contractors safe, personal protective equipment needs, controls to keep the construction and public rights-of-way separated, and more.
We have worked with a lot of contractors and project managers and one thing we can tell you is that no two job sites are the same.
What we have also learned is that an untrained person conducting inspections may overlook large risk potentials and thus leaving themselves and others vulnerable to potential losses. These types of reports are basically rendered invalid in OSHA’s eyes as they see it as a non-competent person reporting conditions. Incorrect reporting can also lead to a false sense of security and can also increase your potential for losses and won’t give you much of a leg to stand on if you go to court.