On a constructions site, in order to ensure a certain standard is upheld and to prevent hazardous conditions an inspection of construction equipment takes place prior to the start of construction. In some locations pre-start health and safety reviews are becoming more regulated. Compliance has become more and more demanding for new construction.
There is always the chance of injury and possibly loss of life on the location of any construction site. It may be true that most workers accept this as part of the everyday occupational hazard of a construction job. However, site supervisors and construction project managers are required to order and pass an inspection to diligently verify that the equipment used is up to a particular standard of safety.
The required inspection cannot be performed by a random worker simply by dint of experience or hard work. A qualified engineer or engineering company is deemed the level of expertise necessary to be sure that a site and its equipment meet certain conditions.
The inspection is called a review and that is just what it is. Based on the laws and compliancy prerequisites of a given state or local government, equipment that does not meet the conditions of safety must be repaired to fit what is deemed necessary. Under some regulations faulty equipment must be removed from the site or replaced. This can happen all the time on construction sites all over North America.
So far, there is not one standard for all building sites across the spectrum of locations worldwide. Every year more and more jurisdictions are upgrading their standards to ensure possibly better conditions. These higher standards are saving lives on a regular basis.
New construction and change order paperwork will likely be very effected by pre-start health and safety reviews. Failure to follow local guidelines can be costly. Indeed, a construction can be cited with a fine, run the risk of receiving tickets and may be forced to halt the job altogether. Every job site should be in compliance with any notices they are given to get their equipment up to a good level of safety. When work is brought to a stop, so is the workers pay.