About Us

Hi Safety First was founded in 2005 and since we have provided superior service to our Customers and have assisted our Clients to understand the building or environment inspected. Our Level of experience and Commitment to Excellence have earned us a good reputation in the area. Since our Clients put us on Angie's List in 2010 HI Safety First has earned 6 Super Service Awards based on client reviews. 


David's Education

David is the son of Miami Dade County Chief Building Inspector Walter J Smith who helped train David for years before he passed. David has worked over 39 years in the defect recognition field with thousands of reports. David worked 30 years for Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami as an Automated Systems Technician updating the majority of equipment in the hospital and reporting defects observed from 1977 - 2007.

Some of David Smith’s Education

  • State Licensed Home Inspector HI #911
  • State Licensed Mold Inspector MRSA #1761
  • State Licensed Mold Remediator MRSR #1870
  • State Licensed Mold Relater Education Provider MRS0006753
  • Vice President of IEAQC (Indoor Environmental Air Quality Council) 2008-2013 Member # FL 0012  
  • President of TRSCA FL The Restorers & Specialty Cleaners Association Florida Chapter 2015-2016
  • President of IEQPFL Indoor Environmental Quality Professionals of Florida 2016-2017
  • IAQA (Indoor Air Quality Association) Past Member # 18884
  • FABI (Florida Association of Building Inspectors) Past Member #0766
  • ICC (International Code Council) Past Member #5283747
  • NACHI ( National Association of Certified Home Inspectors) 10 year Member # NACHI06103170
  • ESA ( Environmental Solutions Association) Past Member 2005 - 2009 # 1235
  • HAST (Hospital Automated Systems Technician) Retired after 30 years JMH # 42566
  • RPI Registered Professional Inspector
  • AIEH Accredited Indoor Environmental Hygienist
  • CIAQT Certified Indoor Air Quality Technician
  • CMIA Certified Mold Inspector & Assessor
  • CAI Certified Allergen Inspector
  • CMRW Certified Mold Remediation Worker
  • GLC General Lead Consultant
  • Healthy Homes Summit training
  • Miami Dade College IAQ Report Writing 30 Hours
  • Miami Dade College Microscopy for the Aerobiologist 30 Hours
  • Miami Dade College Introduction to Industrial Hygienist 30 Hours
  • Miami Dade College Sampling Methodologies. 60 Hours
  • Miami Dade College Residential Mold Assessment 60 Hours
  • Miami Dade College Insurance & IAQ 30 Hours
  • Miami Dade College Bioaerosols 30 Hours
  • Miami Dade College Residential Mold Assessment 60 Hours
  • Miami Dade College Teaching Instructors course
  • IICRC Certified Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician
  • EPA Asbestos Recognition Training
  • Residential Building Inspector trained and passed the ICC Residential Building Code Inspection Examination in 2006
  • University of Florida, My Safe Florida Home, Wind & Hurricane Mitigation Inspector Training
  • FABI Wind & Hurricane Mitigation Inspector Training
  • Miami Dade College Wind & Hurricane Mitigation Inspector Training
  • ASHI Wind & Hurricane Mitigation Inspector Training
  • 140 hour Certified Home Inspection Training Course that covered each system in the home individually.
  • NACHI Electrical Inspection Course
  • NACHI Roof Inspection Course
  • NACHI Structural Inspection Course
  • NACHI Electrical Inspection Training Course
  • NACHI Interior Inspection Training Course
  • NACHI Pool Inspection Training Course
  • NACHI Concrete Recognition, Sprawling and Defects Course
  • 30 Years as an Automated Systems Technician requiring a journeymen skill level in commercial HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical systems. The position maintained the Environmental controls and Energy Management for a 36 build facility that included remote clinics.
  • Inspecting and evaluating Jackson Memorial Hospital Facility & Equipment, Reporting Condition and Cause of Damage 1977 - 2007
  • Installed Complete Electrical Computer Controlled systems for Chilled Water Plants, Steam Plant, Incinerator, 6 Building Trash & Linen System, complete controls for Multi building
  • Commercial Air Handling Systems, Heat Exchangers, Medical Air Systems, Medical Vacuum Systems, Domestic Water Systems, etc.
  • National Safety Council Confided Space Training
  • York International, York YG Compressor-Engine Theory & Chiller Maintenance & Operations
  • Core Confidence Training
  • Defect Recognition & Diagnostics Training
  • 3 Years on Site building Single Family Homes and Condominiums


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