G5−2: Work Zone Safety Checklist Form
In 1997, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) developed and implemented a two page, four copy carbon−less work zone safety checklist form for reviewing and documenting the status/condition of work zones for construction/maintenance/utility/permit operations. The form is required to be filled out a minimum of once a week by construction inspectors, with every other review performed at night. The contractor is given a copy for correcting work zone deficiencies, and a copy is filed with the project records.
REASON(S) FOR ADOPTING:
To develop a statewide standardized form for use in conducting and documenting work zone safety reviews, to provide contractors, in writing, a list of work zone deficiencies, and to improve the appearance and function of work zone traffic control.
Consistent reviews of work zones by construction inspectors and district work zone safety personnel, improved documentation of work zone conditions, and improved response time to work zone deficiencies by contractors.
MOST APPLICABLE LOCATION(S)/PROJECT(S):
All roadways statewide.
STATE(S) WHERE UTILIZED:
David Rush, Senior Transportation Engineer, Virginia DOT
Telephone: (804) 371−6672