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This bill would reduce the number of situations where someone other than a licensed rigger can install, remove or supervise the use of scaffolding.

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Int. No. 814

 

By Council Member Williams

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city building code, in relation to strengthening scaffolding requirements

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1. Exception 2 of section 3314.4.1.1 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 141 for the year 2013, is amended to read as follows:

2. The installation and removal of a suspended scaffold may be supervised by a competent person designated by the scaffold permit holder, or where there is no scaffold permit holder, designated by the scaffold controlling entity, provided that such scaffold is installed and removed in conjunction with:

 

2.1. The construction of a new building;

 

2.2. The full demolition of an existing building; or

 

2.3. The vertical or horizontal enlargement of an existing building.[;]

 

[2.4. The alteration, maintenance, or repair of a façade of a major building where a site safety plan is required by Section 3310.3.]

 

                     § 2. Exception 2 of section 3314.4.2.1 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 141 for the year 2013, is amended to read as follows:

2. In lieu of direct and continuing supervision by a licensed rigger, the use of a suspended scaffold may be supervised by a competent person designated by the scaffold controlling entity, provided such scaffold is used in conjunction with:

 

2.1. The construction of a new building;

 

2.2. The full demolition of an existing building; or

 

2.3. The vertical or horizontal enlargement of an existing building.[;]

 

[2.4. The alteration, maintenance, or repair of a façade of a major building where a site safety plan is required by Section 3310.3.]

 

                     § 3.  This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of buildings shall take such measures as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such effective date.

LS 2071/ Int. No. 473-A

LS 428

JW

7/31/14