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Pre-site Safety Inspection (PSI)

Definition - What does Pre-site Safety Inspection (PSI) mean?

A pre-site safety inspection (PSI) is an examination of a site before the project work begins. It includes the general observation of the overall conditions of the area, appraisal of compliance, interviewing personnel and examining the operability of specific works. This is done to identify potential risks and reporting existing risks to the appropriate superior authority with suggested corrective actions before the work commences.

Safeopedia explains Pre-site Safety Inspection (PSI)

A pre-site safety inspection (PSI) is done for the following purposes:

  • Legal requirement

  • Self-satisfaction

  • Self-assessment

  • Scaffolding

  • Slip, trip and fall protection

  • Trenching/excavation

  • Confined space assessment

  • Habitability and sanitation

  • Electrical requirements

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)

  • Respiratory related issues

  • Storage (all items including chemicals)

  • Assess effectiveness of existing health and safety policies and practices

  • Reduce the implications of HSE involvement and costs

  • Benchmarking

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