Façade Site Safety Requirements
Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments
Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule
Section 3310-01 of the DOB’s rules establishes site safety requirements for major buildings. The current rules were drafted with construction and demolition sites in mind. However, façade projects possess their own unique safety challenges, which the existing site safety requirements do not specifically address. Accordingly, DOB Rule section 3310-01 is proposed to be amended to establish separate site safety requirements for major building façade projects.
Specifically, the proposed amendments to section 3310-01:
Establish a new table of inspections for façade jobs.
Require a site safety manager to inspect prior to the start of a façade job to verify compliance with the site safety plan.
For the full recladding of a façade, require a site safety manager to be present full time.
For façade repairs/alteration/maintenance (not full recladding), require a site safety manager to be present during certain operations.
For façade repairs/alteration/maintenance (not full recladding), require a “competent person” designated by the permit holder to be present at all times active work is occurring.
Set out requirements for the “competent person.”
The Department’s authority for these rules is found in sections 643 and 1043(a) of the New York City Charter and section 3310 of the New York City Building Code.