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FDNY FC 1408

FDNY FC 1408

§ 1408-01 Construction Site Fire Safety Manager

construction fire safety(a) Scope. This section sets forth standards, requirements and procedures for the supervision of fire safety at a construction site by a fire safety manager designated pursuant to FC1408.1.

(b) General Provisions

 (1) Designation of fire safety manager. Pursuant to FC1408.1, a fire safety manager shall be designated by the owner at any construction site for which the Building Code requires a site safety manager or site safety coordinator pursuant to BC3310.5. The fire safety manager shall perform the duties and responsibilities set forth in FC1408.1 and this section. The name and C of F number of the fire safety manager (and any alternate fire safety managers) shall be entered in the logbook required by FC1408.1 to be maintained at the construction site.

(2) C of F. The fire safety manager at a construction site shall hold a C of F for such purpose.

(c) Supervision of Construction Site Fire Safety

(1) Fire safety manager duties and responsibilities. Pursuant to   C1408.1, the fire safety manager is responsible for ensuring that the construction, alteration and demolition work at a construction site is conducted in compliance with the requirements of the Fire Code and the rules. Such supervision shall include, but is not limited to:

(A) authorizing, supervising and/or monitoring materials, operations and facilities regulated by the Fire Code;

(B) in accordance with FC1408.1, regularly inspecting the construction site for fire safety purposes, including compliance with the code and rule provisions set forth in R1401-01(c), 1403-01 and 1405-01;

(C) performing the duties of the impairment coordinator required by FC901.7, the responsible person required by FC2603.2.2, and the Fire Department liaison required by FC2703.9.1.1, or ensuring that such persons are designated and monitoring the performance of their duties;

 (D) providing or arranging Department access to the construction site, inspection of the logbook and other records, and communication with the owner or his or her design professionals, managers or contractors, in accordance with R1401-01(b)(2); and

(E) taking all other actions that a prudent person trained and knowledgeable in construction site fire safety would take to ensure that fire safety is maintained at the construction site, given site conditions.

(2) Presence at construction site. The fire safety manager shall be present at the construction site at all times when construction, alteration and demolition work is being conducted. The fire safety manager shall sign in the logbook required by FC1408.1 at the beginning and end of each workday.

An alternate fire safety manager shall assume the duties and responsibilities of the fire safety manager whenever the fire safety manager is required to be present at the construction site
but is absent.

(d) Obligations of Construction Site Personnel. All persons present on a construction site, including contractors, subcontractors and their employees, shall cooperate with, and comply with the directions of, the fire safety manager in authorizing, supervising and/or monitoring materials, operations and facilities regulated by the Fire Code, or otherwise carrying out the duties and responsibilities of a fire safety manager, as set forth in FC1408 and this section.

(e) Recordkeeping. A record of the periodic inspection of the construction site required by FC1408.1, and other duties and responsibilities performed each day by the fire safety manager, shall be maintained in accordance with the provisions of that section. Entries shall be made for any conditions not in compliance with the applicable code and rule requirements, when such conditions could not be timely corrected, and the notifications made. The logbook required by FC1408.1 used to maintain such records shall be separate and distinct from the any log required to be maintained by the Building Code, including BC 3310.7 and 3310.8.4.