The Ultimate Home Inspector Safety Checklist

Inspectors are expected to put themselves into all kinds of dangerous situations when expecting a home. Between crawl spaces and attics, rooftops, the possibility of run-ins with dangerous critters, the home inspecting job by nature is a relatively risky one.

As a home inspector, it’s important to know what precautions to take when you’re working to keep yourself safe. These tips can help you protect yourself, which is especially important when most of your job deals with unknowns.

The Ultimate Home Inspector Safety Checklist by EliteMGA. Never enter a dangerous situation (like a roof in inclement weather). Wear head protection in crawl spaces and attics. Always be aware of your surroundings. Replace worn out tools. Inspect your ladder on a regular basis. Carry a backup flashlight. Wear a fire resistant shirt, leather and rubber gloves, rubber soled shoes, and use insulated tools for electrical work. Also, educate yourself about native critters - if you encounter any poisonous snakes, insects, or spiders during an inspection, you will be able to identify them.

Another great way to protect yourself as a home inspector is to invest in E&O insurance. This can protect your finances in case of a missed issue during an inspection that leads to a lawsuit.

For more questions about how you can protect yourself as a home inspector, contact us at Elite InspectInsure!