DOB, FDNY Requirements
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The Supers Log must be filled out daily by the Construction Superintendent or their designated competent person.
The Pre Shift Safety Log must be conducted daily. A separate pre shift log is required for each contractor on site and must be maintained by the GC or Superintendent.
Sidewalk Sheds of any height and Supported Scaffold above 40' must be inspected daily by a 'Competent Person' designated by the GC (different than The supers Competent person). This person must be able to identify hazards associated with the Scaffold and Shed.
A weekly Toolbox Safety Talk must be conducted weekly for every employee on site. Records must be maintained on site for inspection.
Prior to beginning work on site, Each and every employee must complete a safety orientation for the associated project. A copy of the employees orientation must be maintained on site.
Per OSHA regulation, an OSHA Sign In sheet must be maintained to identify and account for each and every employee on site.
Per BC 3321.2, Employers are required to maintain a log documenting each employee on site verifying that their training is in compliance with required rules and regulations.
Portable Fire Extinguishers must be inspected monthly and maintained in a Monthly Extinguisher Log per Fire code
Any construction site which utilizes suspended scaffolding must maintain a daily log for each day the scaffold is in use. If the Scaffold is not in use, best practice would be to inspect the platform to ensure it is secured and can cause no hazard to the site and its' surroundings.
Cranes must be inspected daily. A copy of this inspection must be available to DOB inspectors upon rquest.
Reshores must be inspected prior to placing steel on the working deck as well as periodically throughout the concrete pour.
A Log recording the installation of each Safety Strap embedded in concrete during construction must be kept on site together with a photo report for each log.
A Construction Site Fire Safety Manager is required on all major buildings in NYC. This Fire Safety Manager is required by code to fill out a log every day the site is active.
Harness manufacturers require harnesses be inspected prior to each use and at least once per month for defects. Any defect can render the harness inoperable and unsafe to use. When required by the manufacturer, the DOB can enforce a record of such inspection be maintained on site by the GC.
Standpipes must be inspected in their entirety every dingle day. Any defects observed must be noted and logged on this log sheet.
The Standpipe system must be tested weekly in order to ensure the bell, compressor and all components are operational. The test must be conducted by a qualified individual and the record of such test must be kept on site and made available for FDNY and DOB inspectors upon reuqest.
Larger projects in NYC have a fire watch requirement during non-working hours. The function of the Fire Watch is to be able to identify fire hazards on site and report them as early as possible so as to avoid any damage to property. A Fire Guard's function is to supervise hot works and stand guard in case of any sudden emergency.
Safety Strap Fall Protection Systems must be inspected daily prior to each use. Any corrosion or abrasion in any of the straps render the straps unsafe and must be immediately removed from service.
Hoists must be inspected daily at the start of each shift and copies of the inspection must be made readily available on site for DOB inspection.