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: