Class Code: 6229

Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:

Code 6229 is applicable to irrigation or drainage system construction. This classification contemplates the digging of main irrigation canals and all laterals extending to the areas to be irrigated and includes the installation of irrigation equipment such as piping. Code 6229 contemplates all types of commercial agricultural irrigation construction operations. This includes open canal or below ground systems, fixed or movable systems and wheel or impulse systems.

While underground lawn sprinkler installations are essentially irrigation systems, installations of this type, be they of a domestic or commercial nature, are classified to Code 5183. Lawn sprinkler installations are generally constructed using either a vibrating plow or a pipe-pulling machine which knives the ground to a depth of 12 to 18 inches and to a width comparable to that of the pipe being installed. This operation differs from operations contemplated by Code 6229 which involve the use of trenching equipment to dig trenches which are usually more than two feet deep.

Code 6229 also applies to specialist contractors engaged in the installation of septic tanks including the digging of the ditch.

Refer to Scope 0251 for those risks engaged in the operation of irrigation systems.

Please refer to Code 5403 for extra-territorial premium determination guidelines that may be applicable to insureds that have operations outside their headquarters’ state.

Rate per $100. of Renumeration: $ 4.01

Construction Exemption Required: Yes