Class Code: 9554
Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:
Code 9554 is applicable to the outdoor billboard advertising industry and risks that engage in sign painting or lettering on the outside of buildings or other structures. Code 9554 includes the erection of billboards, signs, poster panels on buildings or in open spaces such as fields adjacent to highways. Operations include the replacement of advertising matter on billboards and the maintenance of the actual billboard sign. The advertising material falls into one of the following categories: poster advertising, painted display advertising, and electrical or electronic advertising. The classification is all-inclusive in its scope in that it contemplates all operations normal to the erection, maintenance and repair of this type of advertising media provided that this activity takes place away from a shop. Shop operations are to be separately classified to the code(s) applicable to the specific operations performed in the shop or, in the absence of applicable classifications, shop operations are to be assigned to the code applicable to the manufacture of the advertising media that is being worked on in the shop. Code 9554 is assigned to the installation, maintenance, repair, removal or replacement of signs that are not otherwise classified. Code 9554 is applicable to insureds engaged in bill posting operations. Bill posting involves applying paste onto paper or posterboard and then hanging the paper or posterboard onto poles, walls, or other outdoor surfaces. Additional methods of attaching signs to outdoor surfaces may include the use of staples or nails.
Code 9554 is also applicable to insureds engaged in the rental or sale and installation of traffic barricades and similar traffic control devices.
Refer to Code 9501 for risks that engage in interior sign painting or lettering. Refer to Code 9521 for the installation, maintenance, repair, removal or replacement of interior or exterior attachment of signs to surfaces from floors or stepladders such as, but not limited to, exit signs, entrance signs, wall directories, rest room signs and directional signs. Please refer to Code 5403 for extra-territorial premium determination guidelines that may be applicable to insureds that have operations outside their headquarters’ state.