NYC Buildings Department Holds Hearing on Proposed Rules Implementing Stringent Requirements for Department-Approved Courses as Part of License Qualification
A number of provisions of the Administrative Code of the City of New York and the Rules of the City of New York require that individuals in the construction trades take department-approved courses as part of trade license qualification, license renewal and worker training. The New York City Buildings Department is proposing new rules implementing tougher requirements for such courses to improve safety to constructions workers and to the public. These tougher standards would apply to course content requirements, course review, course instructors, course facilities, attendance records, course completion and course providers. A public hearing regarding the proposed rules was held on April 26, 2013.
The construction trades that must take department-approved courses include:
Concrete Safety Manager
Hoist Machine Operator
Site Safety Manager
Suspended Scaffold Supervisor
Suspended Scaffold User
Mast-Climbing work platform.
The proposed new section 105-03 outlines the requirements of Department-approved courses so that course providers are aware of the process and conditions for approval and cancelation of the approval. Qualified course providers are required to submit an application for Department approval of the course they wish to provide. Once the course is approved, the course providers must comply with the rule requirements and issue completion cards or certificates of completion to attendees who have completed the approved courses.