B.E.S.T Squad Update 2018-2019
As of September, 2018 The BEST Squad, Excavation and Scaffolding units are now demobilized. There are now 2 units which are The Construction Safety Compliance Unit & The Construction Safety Enforcement Unit.
Construction Safety Compliance Unit
The Construction Safety Compliance Unit is led by Commissioner Ausberto Huertas. The unit will inspect all Demolition projects, Site Safety Managers & Coordinators, and Construction Superintendents. An additional 100 new inspectors are to be hired which will help by having high rise and low rise projects inspected once per month. This unit will also be reviewing and approving Site Safety Plans.
The Construction Safety Enforcement Unit.
The Construction Safety Enforcement Unit is led by Commissioner Leo Miller. This Unit will be in charge of re-inspecting all Stop Work Orders, complaints and will perform inspection sweeps to ensure proper safety measures are taken into effect. This will ensure less incidents and bad contractors. The two new Units will not affect any work being completed by the Department of Buildings.