Site Safety

Scaffold Safety: Site Safety Inspections for Façade Alterations

The Construction Safety Compliance (CSC) Unit  will conduct routine safety inspections for façade alterations requiring site safety compliance. CSC is no longer responsible for conducting these inspections.  

The CSC Unit will also inspect:

  • Requests to remove sidewalk sheds; and
  • Requests to remove projects from the Site Safety Program (SSP) after work has been completed.

Email removal requests for Site Safety façade jobs only to

Site Safety Plan (SSP) Submission/Façade Alteration: New Filing Option for Professional Applicants 

Professional applicants have the option to file a Site Safety Plan (SSP) for typical façade alterations (restorations) as a Professionally Certified Alteration Type-3 (A3). Non-professional applicants will continue to submit filings to the CSC Unit for review

Notable Items:

  1. The Professionally Certified A3 must be filed by a registered design professional, architect or engineer.  
  2. Any of the existing filing protocols (eFiling, Hub Self-Service, etc.) may be used.  
  3. Professionally Certified A3 filings will not be subject to review by the CSC Unit.   
  4. All standard fees applicable to an A3 filing will apply.
  5. Plan content and format shall be in accordance with all applicable sections of Title 28 of the Administrative Code, Chapter 33 of the New York City Building Code, and with the related rules and regulations of the Department of Buildings. 
  6. Random audits of SSP A3 applications will review content. 
  7. Questions related to the content of SSPs or about this notice are to be directed to the Chief Plan Examiner of the CSC Unit.
  8. Frequently Asked Questions (link to Safety/Construction Safety/Site Safety/Site Safety FAQs)

References: 28-104.2.1; 28-105.12.8; 28-110.1; 3310.3; OPPN 01/2004; Hub Self-Service Industry Filing Guide; eFiling User Guide.

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