Focus on pre-job and pre-task planning. The principle of planning the work and working the plan should be followed.
All tools and equipment should be kept in a locked area at all times when not in use.
All tools should be stamped with an identification number to assist in recovery. Tools should be painted with bright, easily recognizable colours to ease in their identification.
Any onsite storage of materials should be in a secure storage area. Where the materials are considered a high target, they should be kept inside a building in a locked area or brought to the site only when they are needed.
Warning signs should be posted limiting access and indicating the safety equipment required to gain entry.
All electrical cords that pass through pedestrian areas should be secured so that tripping is avoided.
All mud or water on public traffic areas should be cleaned regularly.
The local utilities should be contacted to locate underground services in the event that any excavations are to be performed.
All flammable liquids used should be stored in approved safety containers.
All hotwork should be controlled. Combustibles should be removed at least 11 metres from the hotwork. If this is not possible non-combustible shields should be used. A fire watch should be provided for at least a half-hour after the hotwork is completed. All hotwork permit regulations must be followed.
All combustible refuse created during the work should be cleaned up regularly. Oily rags should be separated and stored in metal containers with tight fitting lids.
Fire extinguishers of the appropriate type should be available at all times.
Certificates of liability should be obtained from all subcontractors to ensure they are maintaining adequate liability coverage.
All new equipment should be tested and inspected when the work is completed. Customers should signoff the job once complete.
Ensure that the project complies with all applicable codes and standards.
Records of all jobs including plans, testing documents and approvals should be maintained.