Class Code: 5613
Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:
Code 5613 applies to the payroll of cleaners, timekeepers and watch guards provided by a temporary labor service only if the client company’s total payroll for cleaners, timekeepers and watch guards exceeds all other payroll of the client subject to the construction or erection classifications at the same job or location. Payroll of the client includes payroll paid to temporary help and payroll paid to direct employees of the client entity.
Code 5606—Contractor—Executive Supervisor is not considered a construction or erection code for purposes of determining if the payroll of the client’s cleaners, timekeepers and watch guards exceeds all other payroll of the client subject to construction or erection classifications at the same job or location. In the event that the client company has only Code 5606 exposure and Code 5613 exposure, then Code 5613 will apply to the temporary labor service even if the client’s exposure for Code 5606 is greater.
Code 5613 does not contemplate miscellaneous employees. The term “miscellaneous employees” in this context refers to employees who assist various tradespeople at a job site. They may run errands, deliver material and equipment or engage in direct construction or erection labor of a varied nature. Employees of this type are assigned either to the governing code or various construction or erection codes if proper payroll records are maintained.
Cleaners usually come in after the construction has been completed. They remove any debris which may have been left by the construction crews. This debris may consist of scrap lumber, scrap metal and/or any other scrap materials used in the construction process. Operations of this nature are classified to Code 5613 provided that the noted eligibility requirements are met.
Cleaning may also consist of washing windows, scrubbing tile, polishing plumbing fixtures, sweeping and mopping floors and other clean-up operations as needed to help prepare a premises for its intended use. Operations of this nature are analogous to janitorial work and are classified to Codes 9014 and 9170.
As Code 5613 is a construction classification, a division of payroll is permitted between Code 5613 and the appropriate janitorial classification code when proper payroll records are maintained.
Timekeeper’s work is performed while construction is in progress.
Watch guards of a temporary agency who are employed at construction sites while construction is actually in progress, during the night or holidays, or at any other times when construction is temporarily halted, are properly classified to Code 5613 provided that the noted eligibility requirements are met. These employees’ duties consist of the prevention of malicious mischief, vandalism and theft.
Watch guards for abandoned buildings, factories or other structures are properly classified to Code 7720.