Loss Control and Risk Management Checklist for Framing Contractors

By Axis Marketing

framing contractors

Framing contractors invest their expertise, time, and energy to construct frames that can successfully support buildings and stand the test of time. However, those who own a framing contractor business need to be aware of challenges that can arise from risks such as property damage, equipment breakdowns, and environmental factors.

Therefore, it’s important for a framing contractor to assess their exposures and avoid gaps in their risk management programs. Take a look at some of the risk categories and their considerations that framing contractors should always keep in mind while working:


General Property:

  • If there is a woodshop on-site, is there an adequate dust collection system in place?
  • Is there an effective program in place to minimize dust buildup and safely remove dust as needed?
  • Are flammable building materials stored appropriately and away from ignition sources?


Premises – Job Site

  • Are visitors required to wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) including hard hats, shoes, and vests when touring the job site?
  • Are pedestrians near worksites protected from falling objects?
  • Are traffic plans established for moving equipment?



  • Are all building materials inspected prior to installation?
  • Are building materials Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) fire or wind-uplift pressure-resistant?
  • Is there a quality management program in place?


Employer’s Liability:

  • Is there an inspection program in place for fall protection equipment?
  • Is there an eyewash station available?
  • Are employees trained on tool safety?



Find out more:

Assessing your exposures and taking the appropriate precautions can go a long way toward protecting your business. Download our “Loss Control Questionnaire: Framing Contractors” guide for an in-depth list of more ways to minimize gaps in your risk management:

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