Class Code: 9180

Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:

Code 9180 is applied to insureds engaged in the operation of amusement devices at a permanent location provided such operations are not otherwise classified in the manual. The classification includes ticket sellers and collectors and applies to the operation and maintenance of merry-go-rounds, roller coasters and similar rides in that category. Bath houses, billiard halls, boat liveries, bowling lanes, dance halls, restaurants, retail stores, theaters, etc., are separately classified. Code 9180 has been applied, by analogy, to the operation of miniature trains or scenic railroads at amusement parks or zoos; alligator or snake exhibitions; pony rides; dolphin training, feeding and care; and zoos. The term “zoos” used in this context refers to incidental animal exhibits that are part of an amusement park, not traditional zoos where the main attractions are animal exhibits.

Additional operations contemplated by Code 9180 include canoe schools providing in-water training; white-water float trips; mountain climbing instructors and guides; hang gliding instructors who do not engage in the activity; water skiing exhibitions; water slide and wave pool operations; and race car drivers. Race car teams or crews that repair or service race cars at or away from racetracks are assigned to Code 8380.

Cable chair sky rides and employees at winter sports areas engaged in alpine or downhill skiing operations are contemplated by Code 9180. These insureds may operate ski tows and artificial snow making machinery as well as offer the services of ski instructors, ski patrols, parking lot attendants and ticket sellers. Ski shop employees who work where ski equipment is rented and repaired are properly classified to Code 8017.

Ski trail maintenance operations generally involve the grooming of trails on flat terrain using a snowmobile-type of vehicle and branch clippers. Operation of ski trails by risks engaged in alpine or downhill skiing operations is classified to Code 9180. Cross-country ski trail maintenance by risks such as resort hotels, camps or clubs is assigned to the classification applicable to these risks (e.g., Code 9052—Hotels).

Insureds whose business is operating cross-country ski trails are assigned by analogy to Code 9102 since the maintenance of trails is the primary exposure. Cross-country ski instructors employed by these insureds are included under Code 9102.

As indicated by this classification’s cross-reference phraseologies, Code 9180 also is applied to insureds engaged in the operation of shooting clubs or shooting galleries. Shooting galleries involve the operation and maintenance of a range equipped with targets for practice with firearms. The operations of shooting clubs include the care and feeding of retriever dogs and, in some cases, the care and feeding of game birds. Hunting guides employed by these clubs and any employees involved in the maintenance of guns and other equipment fall within the scope of this classification. Skeet shooting facilities are appropriately classified under Code 9180.

Code 9180 also is applied to insureds who contract to arrange public or private firework displays for entertainment purposes. The classification includes all employees engaged in the planning and setting up of incidental framework, in addition to the timing of the fuses on the fireworks.

Certain Code 9180 operations are designated as “not otherwise classified” (NOC). These NOC operations shall apply to an insured only when no other classification more specifically describes the insured’s operations. The following is a representative list of operations somewhat related in nature to Code 9180 operations that are not assigned to Code 9180.

9016 Amusement Park or Exhibition
8017 Arcades
9182 Athletic Park
9089 Billiard Hall
9093 Bowling Lane
9186 Carnival, Circus or Amusement Device Operator—Traveling
9044 Casino Gambling
9102 Park NOC
9154 Theater NOC

In addition to this representative list, one should review sources such as the alphabetical index in this manual to determine whether a classification other than Code 9180 or a classification other than a classification on the above list is applicable to the operations being reviewed for classification purposes.

State Addendum
Massachusetts Refer to Code 9016 for the appropriate classification applicable to ski area parking lot, snow removal and snow making employees. Additionally, Code 9016 is applied, by analogy, to insureds whose business is operating cross-country ski trails. Cross-country ski instructors employed by these insureds are included under Code 9016.

Rate per $100. of Renumeration: $ 2.78

Construction Exemption Required: No