Understanding the Importance of a Site Inspection Checklist
Every project, no matter the size or type, has a set of requirements that make up the scope of work to be done. To ensure that this scope of work is completed, the daily progress of fieldwork must be observed, documented and verified as part of a project quality management plan. For many construction projects, field verification is provided by inspectors who check the work completed against the contract documents. You rely on these individuals to fully document the work being done, including all pertinent information:
- Number of workers present and type
- Equipment and tools used
- Bid items installed
- Limits of the work done
- Weather conditions, including daily high and low temperatures
This information is often captured using a work report or site inspection checklist. This checklist is an important part of the quality management process and is the basis for verifying that project objectives and milestones are met.