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(Effective until January 1, 2022)

PDFWAC 296-17A-4903

Classification 4903.

4903-06 Marine appraising
Applies to establishments engaged in providing marine appraisal services. Type of property appraised includes, but is not limited to, boats, yachts, marinas, wharves, and dry-docks. This service may be provided to a prospective buyer or to insurance companies for determining the value of a piece of property or for evaluating damage.
This classification excludes maritime appraisers who provide their service exclusively to insurance companies who are to be reported separately in classification 4903-09, and nonmaritime building appraisers who are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the employer's business.
4903-07 Boiler inspecting, N.O.C.
Applies to establishments engaged in providing boiler inspection services not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). These establishments inspect pressurized vessels, including air tanks and liquefied gas tanks, in addition to boilers. The inspections involve determining if a vessel conforms to safety standards in regard to their design, fabrication, installation, repair and operation. The inspections may take place at a manufacturer's plant or where the vessel has been installed. These inspections will generally be conducted at the request of a manufacturer or an insurance company. Activities of the inspectors include, but are not limited to, inspecting the safety devices and welding, performing tests to verify the condition, calculating allowable limits of pressure, recommending changes to correct unsafe conditions, and investigating accidents involving pressurized vessels.
This classification excludes boiler inspectors employed by a state agency or municipality who are to be reported separately in the appropriate state agency or municipality classification; boiler manufacturing, repair or installation which is to be reported separately in the appropriate manufacturing, repair or installation classification; inspectors of the manufacturing company who are to be reported separately in the classification applicable to the employer's business; and establishments who provide inspections exclusively for insurance companies who are to be reported separately in classification 4903-09.
4903-08 Elevator inspecting
Applies to establishments engaged in providing elevator inspection services. Types of devices inspected include, but are not limited to, elevators, escalators, ski lifts, amusement rides and moving sidewalks. The inspections involve determining if the device conforms to safety standards in connection with their design, fabrication, installation, repair and operation. The inspections may take place at the manufacturing plant or where the conveyance device has been installed. These inspections are usually conducted at the request of a manufacturer or an insurance company. Activities of the inspectors include, but are not limited to, reviewing the design, inspecting the mechanical and electrical features, inspecting the cables and guide rails, conducting time tests for speed, computing allowable load, observing running and drop tests to determine if brakes and safety devices are working properly, recommending changes to correct unsafe conditions, and investigating accidents involving conveyance devices.
This classification excludes elevator inspectors employed by a state agency or municipality who are to be reported separately in the appropriate state agency or municipality classification; repair or service to the elevator or conveyance device which is to be reported separately in the appropriate repair classification assigned to the type of conveyance device; inspectors employed by the manufacturer who are to be reported in the appropriate manufacturing classification; and establishments who provide inspection exclusively for insurance companies who are to be reported separately in classification 4903-09.
4903-09 Inspection for insurance or valuation
Applies to establishments engaged in providing inspection and valuation services exclusively for insurance companies. These establishments inspect damaged goods or property for loss valuation or to determine the value of an article or property the insurance company is underwriting. The property inspected includes, but is not limited to, personal property, real estate, and manufactured goods.
This classification excludes inspectors employed by a state agency or municipality who are to be reported separately in the appropriate state agency or municipality classification and boiler, elevator, or building inspectors or maritime appraisers who do not provide service to insurance companies exclusively who are to be reported separately in classifications 4903-07, 4903-08, 4903-10 or 4903-06 as applicable and employees of insurance companies who are to be reported separately in the applicable classifications; and independent appraisal businesses not working exclusively for insurance companies which are to be reported in classification 6303.
4903-10 Inspection of buildings
Applies to establishments engaged in providing building inspection services. These establishments inspect all types of buildings including new or existing residential, commercial, industrial, multifamily, and temporary structures. The inspections may be provided for prospective buyers to determine the condition of the building, for contractors to assist in interpreting legal requirements and recommending procedures for compliance, or for insurance companies in assessing damages. Activities of the inspectors include, but are not limited to, inspecting all components of a building for structural soundness, dry rot, pest problems, energy efficiency, and compliance with grading, zoning and safety laws.
This classification excludes building inspectors employed by a state agency or municipality who are to be reported separately in the appropriate state agency or municipality classification and establishments who provide inspections exclusively for insurance companies who are to be reported separately in classification 4903-09.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 19-11-109, § 296-17A-4903, filed 5/21/19, effective 7/1/19. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-4903, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-652, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-652, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 81-24-042 (Order 81-30), § 296-17-652, filed 11/30/81, effective 1/1/82; WSR 80-17-016 (Order 80-23), § 296-17-652, filed 11/13/80, effective 1/1/81; Order 73-22, § 296-17-652, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]
(Effective January 1, 2022)

PDFWAC 296-17A-4903

Classification 4903.

4903-06 Marine appraising
Applies to:
Businesses providing marine appraisal and inspection services to prospective buyers or to insurance companies for determining the value of a piece of property or for evaluating damage.
Types of property appraised includes, butare not limited to:
• Boats;
• Dry-docks;
• Marinas;
• Wharves; and
• Yachts.
Exclusions:
• Maritime appraisers providing their service exclusively to insurance companies are classified in 4903-09.
• Nonmaritime building appraisers are classified in the classification applicable to the employer's business.
Note:
This subclassification to be assigned only after consulting the maritime underwriter.
4903-07 Boiler inspecting, N.O.C.
Applies to:
Businesses providing boiler inspection services not covered by another classification (N.O.C.). Inspections will generally be conducted at the request of a manufacturer or an insurance company. These businesses inspect equipment such as, but not limited to:
• Boilers and other pressurized vessels, such as air tanks and liquefied gas tanks.
Inspections determine if a vessel conforms to safety standards in regard to:
• Design;
• Fabrication;
• Installation;
• Operation; and
• Repair.
Note:
Inspections may take place at a manufacturer's plant or where the vessel is installed.
Work activitiesinclude, but are not limited to:
• Calculating allowable limits of pressure;
• Inspecting the safety devices and welding;
• Investigating accidents involving pressurized vessels;
• Performing tests to verify the condition; and
• Recommending changes to correct unsafe conditions.
Exclusions:
• Boiler inspectors employed by a state agency or municipality are classified in the applicable state agency or municipality classification.
• Boiler manufacturing, repair or installation is classified in the applicable manufacturing, repair or installation classification.
• Inspectors of a manufacturing company are classified in the classification applicable to the employer's business.
• Businesses providing inspections exclusively for insurance companies are classified in 4903-09.
4903-08 Elevator inspecting
Applies to:
Businesses providing elevator inspection services. Inspections are usually conducted at the request of a manufacturer or an insurance company. Inspections determine if the device conforms to safety standards in connection with:
• Design;
• Fabrication;
• Installation;
• Operation; and
• Repair.
Note:
The inspections may take place at the manufacturing plant or where the conveyance device is installed.
Devices inspected include, but are not limited to:
• Amusement rides;
• Elevators;
• Escalators;
• Moving sidewalks; and
• Ski lifts.
Work activitiesinclude, but are not limited to:
• Computing allowable load;
• Conducting time tests for speed;
• Inspecting the cables and guide rails;
• Inspecting the mechanical and electrical features;
• Investigating accidents involving conveyance devices;
• Reviewing the design;
• Observing running and drop tests to determine if brakes and safety devices are working properly; and
• Recommending changes to correct unsafe conditions.
Exclusions:
• Elevator inspectors employed by a state agency or municipality are classified in the applicable state agency or municipality classification.
• Repair or service to the elevator or conveyance device which is classified in the applicable repair classification assigned to the type of conveyance device.
• Inspectors employed by the manufacturer are classified in the applicable manufacturing classification.
• Businesses providing inspections exclusively for insurance companies are classified in 4903-09.
4903-09 Inspection for insurance or valuation
Applies to:
Businesses providing inspection and valuation services exclusively for insurance companies. These businesses inspect damaged goods or property for loss valuation or to determine the value of an article or property the insurance company is underwriting.
Property inspected includes, but is not limited to:
• Manufactured goods;
• Personal property; and
• Real estate.
Exclusions:
• Inspectors employed by a state agency or municipality are classified in the applicable state agency or municipality classification.
• Boiler, elevator, or building inspectors or maritime appraisers who do not provide service to insurance companies exclusively are classified in 4903-07, 4903-08, 4903-10 or 4903-06 as applicable.
• Inspectors employed by insurance companies are classified in the applicable insurance company classifications.
• Independent appraisal businesses not working exclusively for insurance companies are classified in 6303.
4903-10 Inspection of buildings
Applies to:
Businesses providing building inspection services. Inspections may be provided for, but not limited to:
• Contractors to assist in interpreting legal requirements and recommending procedures for compliance;
• Insurance companies in assessing damages; and
• Prospective buyers to determine the condition of the building.
Buildingsinspected include, but are not limited to:
• Commercial;
• Multifamily;
• New or existing residential;
• Industrial; and
• Temporary structures.
Work activitiesinclude, but are not limited to, inspecting all components of a building for:
• Compliance with grading, zoning, and safety laws;
• Dry rot;
• Energy efficiency;
• Pest problems; and
• Structural soundness.
Exclusions:
• Building inspectors employed by a state agency or municipality are classified in the applicable state agency or municipality classification.
• Businesses providing inspections exclusively for insurance companies are classified in 4903-09.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 21-22-090, § 296-17A-4903, filed 11/2/21, effective 1/1/22; WSR 19-11-109, § 296-17A-4903, filed 5/21/19, effective 7/1/19. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-4903, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-652, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-652, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 81-24-042 (Order 81-30), § 296-17-652, filed 11/30/81, effective 1/1/82; WSR 80-17-016 (Order 80-23), § 296-17-652, filed 11/13/80, effective 1/1/81; Order 73-22, § 296-17-652, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]
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