Class Code 5551

Roofing

Class code 5551 is used for employees that perform all kinds of roofing installations and roofing repair jobs, including drivers. Because this is an all-inclusive classification, roofing work may be done on any surface, including flat, built-up, or sloped roofs. Materials that are commonly used in this class code include hot tar, hot or cold composition materials (such as polyurethane foams or resins and concrete aggregates), metal, shingle, slate, tile, or paper. Job duties that may be done by those under class code 5551 include, but are not limited to, installation and repair of joists, rafters, trusses, roof decks, and sheathing, pressure washing of roofs to remove debris, mildew, moss, etc, the installation or replacement of roofing materials, application of preservative treatments using a hand-held sprayer, and waterproofing operations to rooftops. In addition, the installation of composition plank or tile roof decks and insulating of roofs may also be included within this classification.

Exclusions from this class code would include workers that maintain a permanent roofing material yard or storage facility, anyone who performs roofing on metal “Quonset” buildings that have a continual curved line without distinction between roof and sides, and any operation that does general carpentry or construction work as their primary business but also performs roofing functions as well. 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 5551

2020 Rate: $14.78

2019 Rate: $16.98

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 5551 is 14.78 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.

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*This description of class code 5551 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.