Hurt on the job at a construction site? Seek legal assistance and advice from a Florida construction site accidents attorney. Your attorney will listen to your experience, review your claim, and gather evidence to support your argument. One of the first things you may learn is that your accident could have been prevented if your employer had conducted a construction site inspection beforehand.
Keep reading to learn about construction site inspections in Florida and how they can help your case.
What exactly is a construction site inspection?
A site inspection involves the building code administrator or building official touring the site to ensure that every construction phase is planned and executed safely.
Site inspections help inform administrators of any improvements that need to be made to the site and ensure that the project runs smoothly and meets regulations established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
How often should a construction site be inspected?
Construction sites should be inspected at least on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. If the construction job is considered high-risk, inspecting the site every day is recommended. However, a good timeframe for inspecting a construction site is once weekly to maintain safety and quality. When construction sites are not inspected regularly, it can lead to dangerous accidents that result in serious injuries and even death.
Are inspections required on construction sites?
According to The Florida Legislature, “It is the responsibility of the building code administrator or building official to administrate, supervise, direct, enforce, or perform the permitting and inspection of construction.”
Every phase of construction where a type of construction permit has been given should be inspected by either a building official, building code administrator, or an individual with a building code inspector license. These inspections ensure that all construction work being completed is safe and follows state regulations.
Does OSHA require inspections on construction sites?
OSHA’s Safety and Health Regulations for Construction state that “frequent and regular inspections of the job sites, materials, and equipment” are required. This means employers and companies should routinely inspect their construction and job sites and their equipment and materials. The objective of these inspections should be to ensure that workers are safe and harm-free while working. Talk to an experienced personal injury attorney today about your injuries on a construction site.
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Construction sites are dangerous areas for workers and bystanders, so thorough site inspections are beneficial and necessary. The inspection will ensure no falling debris, unsecured scaffolding, or malfunctioning equipment and that construction zone warning signs are visible to others.
If you have been involved in a construction accident, please do not hesitate to contact Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath at your earliest convenience. Our construction accident lawyers are ready and available to help you with your claim and visit and inspect the construction site where your accident happened. Call our office at (561) 655-1990 or complete our contact form to schedule your free consultation today.
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