Updated: December 1, 2023

NYC DOB:

Attached and for your review is the Final Rule – Amendment of Rules Relating to Riggers and Rigging.

The rule will be published in the City Record on 12/7/23. The effective date is 1/6/24.

Article 404 of Title 28 of the New York City Administrative Code sets out the requirement for a license to perform rigging work and establishes three classes of rigger license – master, special, and tower. Section 104-10 of Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York (“RCNY”) establishes qualification requirements to obtain a rigger license. Chapter 33 of the New York City Building Code, particularly sections 3314, 3316 and 3319, specifies the types of work that require supervision by a licensed rigger. 1 RCNY 104-20 sets out the supervisory responsibilities of a licensed rigger. 1 RCNY 3316-01 provides technical specification for rigging equipment.

Local Law 126 for the year 2021 made a wide range of substantive and administrative updates across the New York City Construction Codes (“2022 Code updates”), including the Chapter 4 provisions pertaining to riggers. In particular, the 2022 Code updates require a master rigger applicant to possess a national rigging certification, revised the course requirements for rigger license applicants, updated scaffold fees, and revised definitions and section numbering.

This rulemaking amends rules related to rigging safety, rigging licensing, and rigging oversight at construction and building sites in New York City in accordance with the 2022 Codes and also makes other technical updates to reflect the latest national standards and best practices for rigging safety.

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