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SPS 318.1004(10)(k) (k) “Rooftop elevator" means a power passenger or freight elevator operating between a landing at roof level and other landings, and that opens onto the exterior roof level of a building through a horizontal opening.
SPS 318.1004(10)(L) (L) “Sidewalk elevator"means a device with on-car controls for the raising or lowering of materials operating between a landing in a sidewalk or other exterior area and floors below the sidewalk or grade level and that opens onto the exterior area through a horizontal opening.
SPS 318.1004(10)(m) (m) “Special purpose personnel elevator" means an elevator that is to provide vertical transportation of authorized personnel and their tools and equipment only; is limited in size, capacity, and speed; and is permanently installed in any of the following structures:
SPS 318.1004(10)(m)1. 1. Antenna towers.
SPS 318.1004(10)(m)2. 2. Assembly facilities, such as installations providing access to catwalks or equipment.
SPS 318.1004(10)(m)3. 3. Breweries.
SPS 318.1004(10)(m)4. 4. Bridge towers.
SPS 318.1004(10)(m)6. 6. Feed or grain facilities.
SPS 318.1004(10)(m)7. 7. Mine-product drying facilities.
SPS 318.1004(10)(m)8. 8. Observatories.
SPS 318.1004(10)(m)9. 9. Paper mills.
SPS 318.1004(10)(m)10. 10. Power plants.
SPS 318.1004(10)(m)11. 11. Refineries.
SPS 318.1004(10)(m)12. 12. Underground facilities, excluding mine-shaft elevators.
SPS 318.1004(10)(m)13. 13. Wastewater treatment structures.
SPS 318.1004(10)(o) (o) “Stairway chairlift" means a powered hoisting and lowering mechanism that is guided and equipped with a seat to transport a passenger along a stairway.
SPS 318.1004(10)(om) (om) “Type B material lift” means a powered hoisting and lowering mechanism used for carrying material and on which only the operator or the person necessary for unloading and loading the material is permitted to ride.
SPS 318.1004(10)(p) (p) “Vertical platform lift" means a powered hoisting and lowering mechanism designed to transport mobility-impaired persons on a guided platform that travels vertically.
SPS 318.1004(11) (11)“Department" means the department of safety and professional services.
SPS 318.1004(12) (12)“Dwelling unit" has the meaning given in s. 101.61 (1), Stats.
SPS 318.1004(12e) (12e)  “Electrical code” means ch. SPS 316, which is the Wisconsin Electrical Code.
SPS 318.1004(12m) (12m)  “First-aid treatment” has the meaning given to “first aid” in 29 CFR 1904.7 (b) (5) (ii), regardless of who is providing the treatment.
SPS 318.1004(12s) (12s)  “Hoistway” means a shaft or opening through a building or structure for the travel of elevators, dumbwaiters, or material lifts, extending from the pit floor to a ceiling above.
SPS 318.1004(13) (13)“Licensed elevator inspector" means an individual who holds a valid credential issued by the department under ch. SPS 305 as an elevator inspector.
SPS 318.1004(14) (14)“Maintenance" means a process of routine examination, lubrication, cleaning, and adjustment of parts, components, or subsystems for the purpose of ensuring performance in accordance with the applicable requirements of this chapter.
SPS 318.1004(15) (15)“Repair" means the reconditioning or renewal of parts, components, or subsystems necessary to keep equipment in compliance with the applicable requirements of this chapter.
SPS 318.1004(16) (16)“Replacement" means the substitution of a device, component, or subsystem, in its entirety, with a unit that is basically the same as the original for the purpose of ensuring performance in accordance with the applicable requirements of this chapter.
SPS 318.1004 History History: CR 14-020: cr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14; CR 19-118: cr. (4m), am. (6), (7), renum. (10) (a) to (10) (ar), cr. (10) (ag), am. (10) (g), (i), (L), r. (10) (n), cr. (10) (om), (12e), (12m), (12s) Register May 2020 No. 773, eff. 6-1-20.
SPS 318.1005 SPS 318.1005Adoption of standards by reference.
SPS 318.1005(1)(1)Primary standards. The following standards are hereby incorporated by reference into this chapter, subject to the modifications specified in this chapter:
SPS 318.1005(1)(a) (a) Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, ASME A17.1–2016/CSA B44–16.
SPS 318.1005(1)(b) (b) Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts, ASME A18.1–2017.
SPS 318.1005(1)(c) (c) Entertainment Technology-Design, Installation, and Use of Orchestra Pit Lifts, ANSI E1.42-2018.
SPS 318.1005(2) (2)Secondary references. Any codes or standards referenced in the standards adopted in sub. (1) shall apply to the prescribed extent of each such reference, except as modified by this chapter.
SPS 318.1005(3) (3)Alternate standards. Any alternate standard that is equivalent to or more stringent than a standard incorporated by reference or otherwise referenced under this chapter may be used in lieu of the incorporated or referenced standard if the alternate standard is accepted in writing by the department.
SPS 318.1005 History History: CR 14-020: cr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14; CR 19-118: am. (1) (intro), (a), (b), cr. (c) Register May 2020 No. 773, eff. 6-1-20.
subch. III of ch. SPS 318 Subchapter III — Administration and Enforcement
SPS 318.1006 SPS 318.1006Fees. Fees for plan review, permit application, inspection, permit to operate, and other services performed by the department pertaining to elevators, escalators, and lift devices shall be as determined in ch. SPS 302.
SPS 318.1006 History History: CR 03-047: cr. Register March 2004 No. 579, eff. 4-1-04; CR 07-089: am. Register June 2008 No. 630, eff. 1-1-09; correction made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672; CR 14-020: r. and recr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14.
SPS 318.1007 SPS 318.1007Plan review and approval.
SPS 318.1007(1)(1)Approvals.
SPS 318.1007(1)(a)1.1. Before commencing the construction or installation of a conveyance, an approval shall be obtained from the department or agent municipality within whose boundaries the conveyance is to be located.
SPS 318.1007(1)(a)2. 2. Before commencing an alteration of an existing conveyance as delineated in Tables SPS 318.1007-1 to 318.1007-4, an approval shall be obtained from the department or agent municipality within whose boundaries the conveyance is located.
SPS 318.1007(1)(b) (b) Pursuant to s. 101.983 (1) (a), Stats., the approval issued by the department or agent municipality shall be considered a permit.
SPS 318.1007(2) (2)New installations.
SPS 318.1007(2)(a) (a) Number of plans.
SPS 318.1007(2)(a)1.1. When seeking an approval from the department, at least 3 copies of plans and one set of specifications shall be submitted for review for a new conveyance installation, except as provided in subd. 2.
SPS 318.1007(2)(a)2. 2. In lieu of 3 copies of an installation plan, a plan in an electronic format acceptable to the department may be submitted.
SPS 318.1007 Note Note: An acceptable electronic format does not include a facsimile.
SPS 318.1007(2)(b) (b) Level of detail. An installation plan submitted for review shall be of sufficient clarity and detail to show how the proposed design will conform to this chapter.
SPS 318.1007(2)(c) (c) Material to submit.
SPS 318.1007(2)(c)1.1. `Plan submittals.' A plan submittal to the department for installation approval shall be accompanied by all of the following:
SPS 318.1007(2)(c)1.a. a. At least 3 copies of the completed application, on an approved form.
SPS 318.1007 Note Note: Forms required under this chapter are available on the department's website at https://dsps.wi.gov, or by request from the Department of Safety and Professional Services, P. O. Box 7302, Madison, Wisconsin 53708, or call (608) 266-2112.
SPS 318.1007(2)(c)1.b. b. A plan review fee.
SPS 318.1007(2)(c)1.c. c. An acceptance-inspection fee.
SPS 318.1007(2)(c)1.d. d. The initial permit-to-operate fee.
SPS 318.1007(2)(c)1.e. e. Sufficient information, calculations, or data to substantiate compliance with this chapter.
SPS 318.1007(2)(c)2. 2. `Elevators or dumbwaiters.' For an elevator or dumbwaiter, submitted materials shall include the information in the layout-drawings section in the applicable Part of ASME A17.1, and at least all of the following:
SPS 318.1007(2)(c)2.a. a. A plan of the car and hoistway showing all clearances, including all inside car or platform dimensions, as specified in this chapter and the building code.
SPS 318.1007(2)(c)2.b. b. A plan of the machine room, control room, or control space showing clearances around the machine, controller, and disconnecting means, as specified in this chapter, the building code, and the electrical code, where applicable.
SPS 318.1007(2)(c)2.c. c. A cross-section through the hoistway, pit, and car, showing all applicable dimensions.
SPS 318.1007(2)(c)2.d. d. The size and weight per foot of guiderails and details of their support, including reinforcements where required.
SPS 318.1007(2)(c)2.e. e. Landings indicating types of hoistway doors or gates.
SPS 318.1007(2)(c)3. 3. `Escalators or moving walks.' For an escalator or moving walk, plans submitted for review shall include all of the following:
SPS 318.1007(2)(c)3.a. a. A plan view showing step, pallet, or belt-treadway width and machine-space clearances.
SPS 318.1007(2)(c)3.b. b. An elevation view showing all applicable dimensions.
SPS 318.1007 Note Note: Under this subdivision, if the scope of work for an escalator includes a replacement of the majority of internal parts, the work is considered to be a new installation even if a majority of the truss is retained.
SPS 318.1007(2)(c)4. 4. `Vertical platform lifts.' For a vertical platform lift, plans submitted for review shall include all of the following:
SPS 318.1007(2)(c)4.a. a. A plan of the platform enclosure and runway including all inside platform dimensions and clearances specified in this chapter and the building code where applicable.
SPS 318.1007(2)(c)4.b. b. A section through the runway, pit, and platform showing all dimensions and clearances.
SPS 318.1007(2)(c)4.c. c. Landings indicating types of runway doors or gates. Where manual doors or gates are provided, plans showing the clearances at manual doors or gates meeting the building code.
SPS 318.1007(2)(c)5. 5. 'Inclined platform lifts or stairway chair lifts.' For an inclined platform lift or stairway chair lift, plans submitted for review shall include the following:
SPS 318.1007(2)(c)5.a. a. A plan of the lift shown in its unfolded operational position at each landing and on the stairway with egress past the lift dimensioned.
SPS 318.1007(2)(c)5.b. b. A section through the stairway or runway showing clearances to steps and overhead with the lift in its unfolded, usable position.
SPS 318.1007(2)(c)5.c. c. A calculation of egress width past the lift meeting the building code, prepared by a licensed architect or engineer, or evidence such calculation has been approved by the building code authority.
SPS 318.1007(3) (3)Scope of alterations, repairs, and replacements.
SPS 318.1007(3)(a)(a) For proposed alterations, repairs, or replacements listed in Table SPS 318.1007-1 Items 1. to 4. and Tables SPS 318.1007-2, 318.1007-3, and 318.1007-4, all of the following shall be submitted with the request for approval:
SPS 318.1007(3)(a)1. 1. At least 3 copies of the completed application, on an approved form, if the submittal is to the department.
SPS 318.1007 Note Note: Forms required under this chapter are available on the department's website at https://dsps.wi.gov, or by request from the Department of Safety and Professional Services, P. O. Box 7302, Madison, Wisconsin 53708, or call (608) 266-2112.
SPS 318.1007(3)(a)2. 2. At least 3 copies of bound equipment layout plans and specifications that conform to the applicable sections in ASME A17.1 or ASME A18.1.
SPS 318.1007(3)(a)3. 3. A plan review fee.
SPS 318.1007(3)(a)4. 4. An acceptance-inspection fee.
SPS 318.1007 Note Note: See chapter SPS 302 for the amount of the fee remitted to the department when a conveyance plan is filed.
SPS 318.1007(3)(a)5. 5. Sufficient data and information to determine if the proposed alteration complies with the requirements of this chapter.
SPS 318.1007(3)(b) (b) For proposed alterations listed in Table SPS 318.1007-1 Items 5. to 33., all of the following shall be submitted with the request for approval:
SPS 318.1007(3)(b)1. 1. At least 3 copies of the completed application, on an approved form, if the submittal is to the department.
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