Rating for Class B Hoisting Machine Operators

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Effective Date: 
Friday, January 5, 2018

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule


This amendment to 1 RCNY 104-09 adds a new subdivision (h) to implement the requirement of Local Law 80 of 2017 for Class B hoisting machine operators (HMOs) to earn a rating.  Under the current code, Class B HMOs are authorized to operate cranes of unlimited boom length.  Local Law 80 of 2017 limits Class B HMOs to the operation of cranes of boom lengths up to 300 feet unless they have earned a rating to operate longer booms.  The local law requires ratings to be issued for specific makes and models of cranes upon the completion of a practical exam, simulator training or other appropriate means as specified in the rule.


The Department of Buildings’ authority for these rules is found in sections 643 and 1043(a) of the New York City Charter and article 405 of chapter 4 of title 28 of the New York City Administrative Code.



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