Providing our Subscribers with the best possible information and data to evaluate risk is our mission. We are constantly searching for new sources of information and, as technology and the world change, we must adapt and evolve to ensure you have the appropriate data. As we evaluated our Public Protection and Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS) Classification Manual, we noted that revisions were needed to accommodate the advances in fire protection methodologies and services.
With the approval of the Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC), the revisions to the Public Protection/BCEGS Classification Manual for Washington will go into effect on March 1, 2019. The Public Protection/BCEGS manual contains the rules and regulations for determining the Protection Class (PC) and BCEGS rating for an individual property in Washington state.
For all of the revisions, Subscribers can log into wsrb.com to review the updated manual. Today, we will review the major changes that will make the biggest impact to a property’s PC.
WSRB is the authoritative resource for assigning an accurate Protection Class (PC) and BCEGS Classifications for a property in the state of Washington. WSRB provides two products, PropertyEDGE and Protection, which incorporate the classification manual rules and additional information regarding community grades, boundaries, fire stations and fire hydrants to produce automated PCs and BCEGS classes for individual class-rated properties, simplifying the application of the manual rules for WSRB Subscribers.
A copy of the revised Public Protection/BCEGS Classification Manual is available for your review on the Subscriber portion of the website under the Subscriber News section, or a copy may be attained by Contacting Us.
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