Mechanical Construction Equipment
Mechanical construction equipment is used for the demolition, excavation and construction of structures. Construction projects may include erection of a new building or the alteration, renovation, remodel, or renewal of an outdated or damaged existing structure and associated materials, including any partial or full demolition.
The Department of Buildings regulates non-handheld mechanical construction equipment for protection of workers and the general public on construction and demolition sites in accordance with BC Chapter 33
to ensure site safety on new construction or the alteration of existing buildings. Mechanical construction equipment may be regulated by a site safety plan, Inspectors or Contractors and shall be used in accordance with the manufacturers’ specifications. The Contractor is responsible for ensuring that only qualified operators and registered equipment shall be used. PROJECT NOTES:
- This guideline does not include handheld equipment, welding or cranes and derricks.
- Refer to the NYC Fire Code for regulations on portable heating equipment, generators and explosive powered or projectile tools.
- Refer to the Department of Transportation and the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles for regulations on delivery vehicles that enter a site only for drop-off and/or pickup.
- See separate guidelines for regulations on hoists.
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