Earning training and safety certificates is always a great way to boost your resume and advance your career in the field of construction. Particularly during these winter months, most construction sites will require some sort of fiery construction equipment to be utilized. In order to be properly prepared to operate any flame-producing tool, consider earning a Certificate of Fitness from The Fire Department of New York (FDNY).
Below are the four core certificates the FDNY offers:
F-60: Fire Guard for Torch Operations
Also Known As: The Certificate of Fitness for Fire Guard for Torch Operations and Construction Sites
According to the FDNY, the fire watch for torch operations conducted at the following three locations shall be conducted by at least one F-60 fire guard:
- Construction sites.
- In any building or structure, when the torch operation is conducted by a person holding a citywide permit for torch operations.
- On any rooftop, or in connection with any torch-applied roofing system operation.
S-92: Supervision of Portable Fueled Space Heaters at Construction Sites
Also Known As: Certificate of Fitness for Supervision of Portable Fueled Space Heaters at Construction Sites
As the winter weather continues, construction sites across New York are employing portable fueled space heaters to provide temporary heating. The use of portable fueled space heaters may seem straightforward, but they require someone on the site to have a certificate in order to avoid any injuries or harmful situations.
Also Known As: Certificate of Fitness for Supervision of the Temporary Storage and Dispensing of Flammable or Combustible Liquids at Construction Sites
Failing to properly soring and dispensing flammable or combustible liquids can lead to dangerous – and even fatal – situations. That’s why earning your S-93 certificate is so important.
S-94: Handling and Dispensing Flammable or Combustible Liquids
Also Known As: Certificate of Fitness for Handling and Dispensing Flammable or Combustible Liquids
This certificate is required in order to handle and dispense flammable or combustible liquids, such as gasoline or diesel fuel, which are highly flammable and easily ignited, in portable containers.