Amendment of Licensing Rules Relating to Riggers, Sign Hangers and Elevator Inspection Agencies

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Effective Date: 
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Statement of Basis and Purpose 

The Department of Buildings (DOB) is amending sections 104-05, 104-06, 104-20 and 104-21 of Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York relating to reinstatement of license, continuing education requirements, and supervisory responsibilities of riggers and sign hangers and repealing sections 11-01 and 25-01 relating to elevator inspection agencies and climber and tower crane riggers.  

The amendments to sections 104-05, 104-06, 104-20 and 104-21 more accurately reflect the current process for reinstatement of licenses as well as continuing education requirements.  Applicants need to be able to demonstrate employment when not on the payroll of a licensee in order to be reinstated.  The rule spells out what is necessary to provide as proof of employment and complies with a recent New York Supreme Court decision on the subject. 

In addition, the rule requires Construction Superintendents to take an eight (8)-hour course for renewal.  This brings the course requirements in line with section 3301-02 of Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York.  To keep requirements consistent across disciplines, the rule also requires Site Safety Managers and Site Safety Coordinators to take an eight (8)-hour refresher course. 

Sections 11-01 and 25-01 are repealed because their provisions have been moved to Chapter 4 of the City Administrative Code. 

The rule also includes minor plain language revisions. 

DOB’s authority for this rule is found in Sections 643 and 1043(a) of the New York City Charter, Sections 28-401.13 and 28-401.14, and Articles 404 and 415 of the City Administrative Code. 

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