TEN OBJECTIVES OF A GOOD INSPECTORThrough conversations with fieldpersonnel, management andadministration these objectives werediscovered to be relevant andimportant. We intend for them to serveas a guide for the goal of fosteringrelationships and continuing educationto meet the needs of the client.
Flexibility The nature of the work requires this It is fact, not flaw
PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Wear what is required for your activity If you need it, ask for it
Reference Materials Is there a detail or a standard? Does this pay item involve a SA or MA? Does it require a shop drawing or submittal? KNOW your pay item.
Professional Curiosity Dive into the plans. Consult with peers. Get involved!
Professional Attitude and Appearance Dress appropriately for each activity Be forthcoming and informative with the contractor
Communication Communicate with peers and project manager regarding project issues, work and scheduling. Look ahead when possible and schedule time per your office’s protocol.
Accuracy Perform all paperwork and filing with care and prudence Filing preferences vary from PM to PM This affects future project personnel (which ultimately could be you!)
Contractor/Inspector Relationship Ethics are the key to respect Inform PM of conflict immediately
“Pass it on” Do not alter or agree to alter the plans in any way Understand the chain of command, which can vary from office to office Know when to “pass it on”
Field Judgement Comes from experience Relies heavily on your relationship with PM Increase your exposure to increase your experience