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Construction Site Equipment Checklist

How you set up a construction site will have a profound impact on the success of your project. A well planned and prepared site can improve operational efficiency, site security, project management effectiveness, vendor management and job site safety, just to name a few. Vendor selection and space planning are important considerations. Knowing what equipment you need to deliver your project is another major factor.

To help you streamline your setup process and make your project productive from day one, here’s a simple construction site equipment checklist to consider each time you win a new project.

Mobile Office

This is a big one. Your office in the field let’s your project management team keep things safe, on track and on budget.

Additional items to consider include:

  • Steps – Steps with slip-resistant treads for workers to safely enter and exit the office.
  • Ramps – Antiskid ramps ensure your office is accessible and meets project and code requirements.
  • Furniture – Commercial-grade furniture makes a comfortable and productive work environment.


When your project does not have access to city sewer or water, portable sanitation may be required.

  • Waste holding tanks
  • Water tanks
  • Portable toilets


  • If your project is in a remote location or you expect delays in connecting to city power, one or more portable generators may fit the bill.

Industrial generator

Safety & Security

Without a doubt, the most important things to consider on every project. Don’t scrimp or cut corners here.

  • Safety railings and edge protection
  • First aid kits and supplies
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Light towers
  • Temporary fencing
  • Traffic control barriers
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Temporary overhead protection
  • Windscreens
  • Silica management program
  • Material delivery and routes
  • Security camera systems


Delivering on time requires having the right tool for the job on hand when and where you need it.

  • Cranes/Hoisting equipment
  • Buck hoists
  • Scaffolding
  • Equipment fuel
  • Temporary heat equipment and Fuel
  • Temporary cooling equipment
  • Crane Radios
  • Fans and pumps
  • General trades (labor and minor tools)
  • Miscellaneous small tools


  • Company signs for fences, gates and mobile offices


Ineffective waste management can clog your pipeline and draw your project to a halt. Plan ahead to prevent this.

  • Dumpsters
  • Trash Chutes

Pro tip: Chose vendors that can supply multiple items. It cuts valuable time on the administrative side, plus you’ll only need to contact one or two vendors for changes, questions, etc.

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