Class Code 5445

Wallboard Installation Within Buildings

Class code 5445 is used for employees that install wallboard, cement board, drywall, sheetrock, and plasterboard in private residence buildings and commercial structures, including drivers. Job duties will vary based on the job, but may include such things as drywall framing, light gauge steel frame installation, cutting to size, butting and nailing operations, taping seams and joints, applying compound, sanding, texturizing, and finishing. Tools that are commonly used in by those under this classification include, but are not limited to, knives, small hatchets, handsaws, small power saws, hammers, nail guns, and other basic construction related tools.

Exclusions that are similar in nature, but that should be otherwise classified, include employees that are in another trade, such as painters, that perform shall amounts of patchwork or drywall installation incidental to their primary function and general contractors that perform drywall installation as part of a project in a private residence that they have been contracted to construct. When classifying workers to this class code, it is also important to follow the extra-territorial classification guidelines for each worker to ensure that they are properly classified.

Florida Rates for Class Code 5445

2020 Rate: $6.81

2019 Rate: $7.63

Each workers' compensation class code in Florida has a unique rate assigned to it based on the likelihood of workplace injuries for the group of employees throughout the state that are assigned to that class code. Click this link for more information about the ratemaking process. The rates used in Florida workers comp insurance are adjusted annually by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.

The 2020 rate for class code 5445 is 6.81 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration.

Despite the manual rates being set by the Florida government for workers comp class codes, there are still ways that employers can lower their overall workers compensation costs and total premium. Our insurance agents would like the opportunity to discuss these premium discounts and other cost savings measures with your business. Contact us today to receive competitive quotes for your business.

Other Related Class Codes

*This description of class code 5445 is a summary of the official description from NCCI that should be used for determining the correct application of a classification code for a Florida business and the groups of employees in that business. This short summary is provided as a courtesy for assisting FloridaWC's clients and potential clients in educating them about the most commonly used class codes in Florida that could be applied to their business operations. For more information about a class code, please use the contact form links below to request the official class codes descriptions from one of our insurance agents.