Suspended Scaffold Training Requirements
Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments
Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule
Local Law 141 of 2013 repealed Section 3314 of the New York City Building Code regarding scaffolds and replaced it with new language. This proposed rule will clarify that Section 3314.4.5, which sets out training requirements for individuals who install, adjust, repair, maintain, use, inspect, or remove a suspended scaffold, or who supervise such work, applies to all work on suspended scaffolds on and after December 31, 2014, including for jobs filed prior to such date. Those requirements had previously been located in Rule 9-03, which is being repealed in another rulemaking.
The proposed new rule will state that on and after December 31, 2014 anyone who works on a suspended scaffold or who supervises such work must comply with the training requirements of Section 3314.4.5 of the New York City Building Code.
The Department of Buildings’ authority for these rules is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter and Section 3314.4.5 of the New York City Building Code.