Class Code: 3365

Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:

Code 3365 applies to all types of contract welding or cutting operations that are not otherwise classified. This classification contemplates welding or cutting operations performed by specialist contractors doing both shop work or outside work. Since certain projects where welding or cutting may be performed are extra hazardous, the classification phraseology sets forth the operations that must be separately rated. Specialists engaged in automated or computerized welding or cutting operations are additionally contemplated by Code 3365. The equipment that these specialists may employ in their operations includes, but is not limited to, automatic robotic arms, microscopics, saws, lasers, waterjets, plasma torches, and CNC cutting tables. This code also contemplates brazing operations. Brazing involves the joining together of metal pieces using solder with a high melting point.

Refer to Code 8720 for testing or inspection of oil or gas pipelines that are not under construction.

Code 3365 is applicable to the testing or inspection of conduits or pipelines other than oil or gas pipelines when the testing or inspection is as follows:

   
1.    Destructive testing including operations at a job or location in which a combination of destructive, non-destructive or radiographic/X-ray analysis methods are utilized together.
2.    Testing or inspection involving radiographic or X-ray analysis processes.
3.    Other non-destructive testing or inspection of other than oil or gas pipes are properly classified to Code 8720.

Testing or inspection of oil or gas pipelines performed in conjunction with the construction of these pipelines must be assigned to the appropriate construction classification.

Code 3365 is restricted to insured specialist contractors or separate subsidiaries engaged solely in welding or cutting operations who do not engage in the operations specified in this classification’s footnote.

Code 3365 is a construction classification and as such, Code 8227—Construction or Erection Permanent Yard is available for assignment to qualifying employers along with Code 3365. It should be noted that Code 3365 also includes shop operations. Code 8227 operations are distinguished from Code 3365 shop operations in the following manner: Code 8227 operations consist of labor that maintains, repairs and stores an employer’s materials and equipment. Shop operations assigned to Code 3365 consist of labor (usually skilled) that engages in operations that are specifically related to the work contemplated by the construction or erection code applicable to the business. Refer to Code 8227 for additional information.

Special Conditions:

Extra-Territorial Classification Guidelines:

The following material was developed by NCCI to be used as a guide by auditors and underwriters in the determination of premium for contracting (construction risks) with extra-territorial employments where no company guidelines have been established for this purpose. Construction classifications are indicated by the addition of a construction code symbol (  ) next to the classification code number.

   
1.    Payroll of employees of contractors who have their place of business in a given state and operate also in adjoining states and who are constantly crossing state lines, but usually return to their homes each night, must be assigned to their headquarters’ state. Example: Contractors such as electricians, plumbers, carpet layers, etc.
2.    The payroll for construction project managers, executives, or superintendents who may visit a job but who are not in direct charge of a job must be assigned to the state in which their headquarters are located.
3.    There are contractors who maintain a permanent staff of employees and superintendents. If any of these employees or superintendents are assigned to a job that is located in a state other than their headquarters’ state, either for the duration of the job or any portion thereof, their payroll must be assigned to the highest rated of either the state in which the job is located or the headquarters’ state.
4.    The payroll of employees who are hired for a specific job project must be assigned to the state in which the job is located.

When a portion of the operations of an employer is insured in a monopolistic state fund, consider the special rules and requirements that may exist in such cases.

State Addendum
Massachusetts Code 6252 is applied to all qualifying operations, regardless of whether or not the work completed is pneumatic or non-pneumatic. Refer to Code 6251 for all tunneling operations. (Code 6260 is N/A MA.)

Code 3365 is applicable to specialist contractors engaged exclusively in the testing or inspection of pipes or conduits, such as oil or gas pipelines; conduits for irrigation or drainage systems; sewer, gas, steam or water mains including building connections, etc., when the testing or inspection is as follows:

   
1.    Destructive testing including operations at a job or location in which destructive, non-destructive or radiographic/X-ray analysis methods are utilized together.
2.    Testing or inspection involving radiographic or X-ray analysis processes.
3.    Non-destructive testing or inspection of pipes or conduits, as defined, is properly assigned to Code 8720.



Code 6213 does not apply (N/A MA). Refer to Codes 3365 and 8720 for specialist contractors engaged exclusively in the testing or inspection of pipes and conduits. Code 3365 is a construction classification and as such, Code 8227—Contractors’ Permanent Yard is also available for permanent yards maintained by qualifying risks along with Code 3365. It should be noted that Code 3365 specifically includes shop operations. Refer to Code 8227 for information that distinguishes between shop and yard operations for classification purposes.

Rate per $100. of Renumeration: $ 4.16

Construction Exemption Required: Yes