General Preparation and Requirements
This guidance will not only serve to help personnel assigned to grading and removals but, after reviewing the multitude of their duties and responsibilities, will emphasize the importance of their contribution to the quality of the finished product. This information is intended as a guide to uniform administration, inspection and testing procedures on grading and removal work.
It is essential that the inspector have a thorough knowledge of the standard specifications, special provisions and plans. The inspector should study all information available to them regarding the various types of soil. The inspector must be able to relate each soil type to the standards as it is being placed in the embankment.
The compaction inspector must keep a diary. The inspector should record weather conditions, condition of material being moved, all activities of the contractor forces, an estimate of quantities completed, any special instructions given the contractor and any other information about the earthwork phase of the work each day. The person making the diary entries must sign them.
Traffic Control Plan
Enforcement of specific safety measures includes requiring all work be properly barricaded and/or signed in accordance with the Traffic Control Plan included in the contract. The plan requires that signs be kept clean, legible, in alignment and in good repair.