The Construction Safety Compliance (CSC) Unit will conduct routine safety inspections for façade alterations requiring site safety compliance.
The CSC Unit will also inspect:
For both BIS and DOB NOW jobs, sidewalk shed removal requests are submitted in DOB NOW: Build. From the dashboard, select +Requests and Site Safety. Select Site Safety Release and Sidewalk Shed Removal and then the appropriate request type.
To request Sidewalk Shed Removal, provide a DOB NOW Sidewalk Shed (SH) job number and indicate whether it is a request for full or partial removal. After the Sidewalk Shed Removal request is submitted in DOB NOW, the Construction Safety Compliance Unit will schedule an inspection and once the inspection is in Pass/Final status, the Sidewalk Shed Removal request will be approved in DOB NOW: Build and the sidewalk shed can be removed from the site.
To release a Construction Superintendent from a substantially completed job, an authorization letter and photographs are required to be uploaded in the Documents section. The authorization letter can be signed by one of the following:
Submit the Site Safety Release request in DOB NOW: Build and once it is approved by the Construction Safety Compliance Unit, the site safety requirement will be removed from the job and the job Construction Superintendent will no longer be designated on the job.
To release a Site Safety Coordinator or Site Safety Manager, submit the Site Safety Release request in DOB NOW: Build. The Construction Safety Compliance Unit will schedule an inspection and once the inspection is in Pass/Final status, the site safety requirement will be removed from the job and the request will be approved in DOB NOW. If the permit is renewed, a Site Safety Coordinator or Site Safety Manager will not be required.
To submit a site safety request in DOB NOW: Build, go to the Job Filings Dashboard screen, click on +Requests, select Site Safety, and then select Site Safety Plans or Site Safety Waiver.
Site Safety Plans can be submitted in DOB NOW: Build before the job is approved. Once the job is submitted, the plan examiner will review the site safety criteria that includes the building height, stories, footprint, and additional considerations for alteration and demolition. A banner will appear on the filing and an email will be sent to the stakeholders on the job indicating that the site safety criteria has been approved and that the site safety plans can be submitted. In addition, a separate site safety plan request is no longer required for subsequent filings.
See the July 2022 Site Safety Updates and the DOB NOW: Build FAQs for more information.
Submit Site Safety Plans for BIS jobs to the Construction Safety Compliance (CSC) Plan Examination Unit by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Each application must be accompanied by a cover sheet and all necessary supporting documents.